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Old 05-03-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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The War on Soda Begins...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...300319_pf.html





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*reads while chugging a dr. pepper*
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good, it's about time.
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To blame soda pop for child obesity is not only absurd but just plain wrong. How about trans fats, french fries, LACK OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION. To allow a poison like aspartame to remain in schools and label sugar as the enemy is ridiculous. The dangers of aspartame far outweigh the dangers of sugar (unless you're a diabetic). This is just another perfect example of the "politically correct" with the right intentions doing the wrong thing.
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What are the documented dangers of consuming aspartame?
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Three topics worth sipping a few Cokes over and adding to
the discussion:

-Lack of physical activity (among the young and all of us)
(Recess in some schools has been cut to ten minutes
or none)

-The use of high frutose corn syrup(instead of real sugar) by the soda campanies.
(it is cheaper than sugar and if you do a google search.....
it's not a good thing) This happened in the late 70s when sugar prices went up, the soda companies have never gone back.

Cheerwine, a U.S. soda, still uses real sugar.


-The documented dangers of all these artificial sweetners
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Isn't drinking a soda a personal decision? Where are all the pro choice people???
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We never had soda in our schools, except in high school.

And this was well before any "war".

I can't believe anyone would even put soda in an elementary school.

As far as choice, you really think a first grader knows or cares about what the consequences are? They'll eat candy till they pass out if you let them.
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What passing out? It is available for purchase.

Are we now suggesting that the government needs to protect the children instead of the parents (like what they watch on television)? Even those in high school?
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in loco parentis. Choice is limited at school.
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What passing out? It is available for purchase.
Figure of speech, but you know what I'm saying, a young kid on halloween would eat the whole bucket if you weren't watching them...
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Are we now suggesting that the government needs to protect the children instead of the parents (like what they watch on television)? Even those in high school?
Last time I looked, parents are walking the halls of elementary schools.

And I never mentioned high school...
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If this would've happened in my school I would've been so mad. What ever happened to warning labels? If I want to ingest a few - quite the understatement when referring to Coke - extra calories than that's me. I don't need anybody "regulating" that.

Sucks to be in high school.
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Well if we put cigarette machines in the schools in may help them with the weight gain from the sodas...
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Most kids will probably just switch over to the diet versions of the drinks.
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