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(Kansas.com)   "If the mother is eating Cheetos and white bread, the fetus will be born with those taste buds. If the mother is eating carrots and oatmeal, the child will be born with those taste buds."   ( kansas.com) divider line
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2007-07-08 04:34:37 AM  
My mother must have loved to drink beer.....
 
2007-07-08 04:37:08 AM  
My mother have loved to eat...

oh man I'm not that drunk yet.
 
2007-07-08 04:55:34 AM  
My mother never ate beets. She thought they looked weird. I love to eat beets. Theory disproven.
 
2007-07-08 05:11:01 AM  
I'm not a geneticist, but I'm pretty sure that's f*cking retarded.
 
2007-07-08 05:15:19 AM  
My mom drank a lot of Pepsi. I don't like Pepsi.
 
2007-07-08 05:33:32 AM  
My folks never drank alcohol and loved fried foods.

One more theory *hic* disproven ;)
 
2007-07-08 06:08:05 AM  
That's as stupid as my grandmother's idea that if I ate strawberries while I was pregnant, my kid would be born with a strawberry birthmark.
 
2007-07-08 06:13:34 AM  
My grandmother always alleged that my mother took LSD while pregnant. Is that why I see unicorns al the time?
 
2007-07-08 07:49:54 AM  
woodpecker from mars: That's as stupid as my grandmother's idea that if I ate strawberries while I was pregnant, my kid would be born with a strawberry birthmark.

I didn't eat strawberries when I was pregnant, and my baby was born with a strawberry birthmark.
 
2007-07-08 07:56:00 AM  
Great. My kid's going to grow up eating cream cheese sandwiches, avocadoes, and bacon egg and cheese biscuits.

/could be worse
//thinks this is probably a crock
 
2007-07-08 08:02:14 AM  
The studies don't tell Leticia Jenkins anything she doesn't know. She's one of the bravest teachers in America -- not because she gave her seventh- and eighth-graders 30 sharp knives to chop tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and limes for a lesson on salsa and nutrition, but because she understands the futility of what she is trying to do.

I believe they should all be expelled for this admitted posession of weapons. I'll have to bring this up before the school board. We cannot allow this!


"If the mother is eating Cheetos and white bread, the fetus will be born with those taste buds. If the mother is eating carrots and oatmeal, the child will be born with those taste buds," said Robert Trevino at the Social and Health Research Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Here comes the science! I wish I was born with cheeto and carrot taste buds, all I have are these sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami buds =\...simplifying things too much makes things confusing and sometimes just sound stupid, like this...
 
2007-07-08 08:14:08 AM  
If the mother is eating only buys Cheetos and white bread, the fetus baby will be born withacquire those tastes buds. If the mother is eating only buys carrots and oatmeal, the child will be born with acquire those tastes buds.

FTFY
 
2007-07-08 08:15:01 AM  
My mom's tastebuds spent a lot of time on dad's penis. I however tend to stay away from that.
 
2007-07-08 08:15:38 AM  
and we wonder why most of the country doesn't get evolution

yep, they are that stupid
 
2007-07-08 08:16:23 AM  
This is just as stupid as it was in the earlier thread this week...
 
2007-07-08 08:18:05 AM  
My wife ate virtually nothing but chocolate pudding while pregnant with our first child. That child is now 9 years old, is a proclaimed vegetarian and refuses to drink anything carbonated. She'd eat a bowl of peaches or an apple before she'd eat a cookie or candy.

She's a softball allstar, a Taekwondo orange belt after two months of training (and sparring brown belts to draws) and the top student in her class in school.

/The article is crap
 
2007-07-08 08:19:11 AM  
I read this a few days ago. I wondered about the inherited taste thing. It does seem unlikely.

However, my son won't eat fruits and vegetables (except apples) - and I will say that I can't eat fruit at all because I am allergic to it. He's not allergic. I wasn't as a kid. It's a developed allergy connected with pollen.

So I think he doesn't eat fruit or raw veggies because I'm a crappy example to him - and because he's a kid. I hated broccoli, cauliflower, etc. as a kid and now I love them. I just have to have it all cooked or my throat swells.

I don't much buy into inherited taste preference, but I don't really buy into "what they eat in the first couple of years" setting taste prefs either. My kid ate pears like they were suddenly gonna disappear, and he won't touch one now. He ate a lot of stuff as a baby he won't eat now. So...???

I just have to hope his range of foods broadens, and he stays healthy as a starch king! (fortunately, he's very slender and healthy)
 
2007-07-08 08:21:32 AM  
FTA: "I think it's because they like it so much, because like, I don't know if you've seen the new hot Cheetos that are like puffs? Oh my God, they're so good. Like everyone at the school has them and they're so good," said Ani Avanessian, 14, of Panorama City, Calif.

Despite the horrific grammar, she's the only one in the article making the obvious point: kids eat trash because it tastes better. If given the choice, every kid will prefer a candy bar to an apple.

Instead of trying to condition the kids to prefer bad-tasting but healthy foods, we should genetically engineer apples so they taste like farking crème brûlée.


Problem solved, dammit. Now, anyone want to hear my ideas for peace in the Middle East?
 
2007-07-08 08:23:37 AM  
Good grief. I'm pregnant. If this kid inherits my pregnant eating habits he will be a big tub of lard. The only thing I can consistently keep down is fast food and pudding. Anything even remotely healthy never looks quite as healthy when I view it again in the toilet. Ugh.

I'm with the guy who says its what the mother keeps in the house and eats on a regular basis. It certainly will have nothing to do with what she eats while pregnant.
 
2007-07-08 08:23:43 AM  
So is there any actual evidence to prove the inherited taste bud theory or is it just something that some social worker in Texas made up?
 
2007-07-08 08:27:10 AM  
That's a Lamarckable conclusion!
 
2007-07-08 08:30:27 AM  
If the mother likes the Man Juice, the son is born with the Ghey.
 
2007-07-08 08:30:29 AM  
RagingLeonard: So is there any actual evidence to prove the inherited taste bud theory or is it just something that some social worker in Texas made up?

HansensDisease: That's a Lamarckable conclusion!

This
 
2007-07-08 08:30:34 AM  
I don't think those programs are that great of an idea either. You're not going to counteract the crappy taste most of their parents have in food by telling them that vegetables are good for them. If their parents consider Applebees a treat to eat at, most likely they eat crap at home--unhealthy crap.

I am, however, in favor of not making ACCESS to unhealthy food at schools so damn simple. Replace pop with healthier alternatives, serve more fresh stuff at lunch, go for low fat alternatives where possible and where taste isn't compromised, etc. Make the choices healthy or healthy. If parents ever got a glimpse of what their child's cafeteria stocks, they'd shiat a brick...that is, unless their freezer is full of the same crap.
 
2007-07-08 08:32:27 AM  
scooter1369: My wife ate virtually nothing but chocolate pudding while pregnant with our first child. That child is now 9 years old, is a proclaimed vegetarian and refuses to drink anything carbonated. She'd eat a bowl of peaches or an apple before she'd eat a cookie or candy.

She's a softball allstar, a Taekwondo orange belt after two months of training (and sparring brown belts to draws) and the top student in her class in school.


Well, if you get all the cool stuff out of the way early on, she has nothing to look forward to. Bet you a dollar she moves in with a 52-year-old scruffy guy in a trailer park by age 19.
 
2007-07-08 08:35:00 AM  
The best way to do this is just remove all unhealthy food entirely from the school cafeterias, except perhaps on one day of the week (either Monday or Friday), and then only for dessert. A few schools have tried this and found that while there's a period of painful transition during which all the kids whine and moan, once they get used to healthy eating and the increased energy it brings, they're ok with what's on the menu.

The problem with the programs outlined in the article is not that the kids don't necessarily want good eating habits, it's just that junk food is tempting and always around, and as long as you leave the choice open, a lot of kids are going to take the junk food. What you need instead is fresh-baked bread (not those thin, useless slices you get in a bag from the store), good milk (again, gallon containers, not cardboard cartons - that stuff tastes like crap), cheese, an assortment of deli meats, apples, bananas, grapes, etc. You can also have corn muffins, biscuits, etc. on assorted different days. The key is to have healthy food that tastes good readily available, and no junk food at all, even if that means a little additional cost to the school in the short term. In the long term, of course, what you spend on good food you save on kids not being out of school sick or injured so much, since kids will have better immune systems and stronger bones, plus they'll pay attention better in class and the teachers will want to stick with your school.
 
2007-07-08 08:35:52 AM  
cbm5: Well, if you get all the cool stuff out of the way early on, she has nothing to look forward to. Bet you a dollar she moves in with a 52-year-old scruffy guy in a trailer park by age 19.

Or worse. She could become a liberal.
 
2007-07-08 08:41:01 AM  
FrancoFile

I agree with you. I was raised on whole foods. Not hippie sprouts and tofu, but normal, healthy stuff like veg, fruit, chicken, etc. My stepkids were raised by their dad for the first twelve years of their lives, subsisting on convenience foods like Hot Pockets and Pop Tarts. It has been hell, I tell you, trying to introduce "real" food into their diets, but we are slowly making progress.
 
2007-07-08 08:47:08 AM  
"If Mom can't find tomatoes in her local grocery store, nothing is going to change."

Oh bull crap. This isn't East Germany.

"If the mother is eating Cheetos and white bread, the fetus will be born with those taste buds. If the mother is eating carrots and oatmeal, the child will be born with those taste buds," said Robert Trevino at the Social and Health Research Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Uhm, no, not so much. There's much nonsense in that sentence, I'll just settle for:

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2007-07-08 08:48:33 AM  
Jacques Lestrap: My mom's tastebuds spent a lot of time on dad's penis. I however tend to stay away from that.

I lol'd.
 
2007-07-08 08:50:14 AM  
My mom ate watermelon everyday she was pregnant with me, and to this day 26 years later I can't stand that awful fruit.

Personally, I don't think its genetic, I just think the baby's body gets sick of used to foods the mother eats. I mean, they're sharing all that stuff right?

But what the hell do I really know, IMNAO. All I know is I farking hate watermelon.
 
2007-07-08 08:51:19 AM  
That statement looks like a very fun thing to say, and is probably even more fun to believe.
 
2007-07-08 08:51:30 AM  
oops, I mean "gets sick of OR used to foods the mother eats."
 
2007-07-08 09:00:27 AM  
Go to any inner city market, those corner places, you're going to see more crap on the shelves than healthy things. It's not like inner city folks are going to take a bus out to the 'burbs to visit a real supermarket, esp when a bag of Cheetos for .99 is cheaper than a melon at 1.99.

My wife lived on cantaloupe and chocolate when she was preggers, now my kid's diet evolves around those two foods (or would if she had her way). I wonder if the diet of the kid evolves around what's in the kitchen more. If your cupboards are loaded with junk I doubt the kid is going to want fresh veggies.
 
2007-07-08 09:04:28 AM  
Methinks he did not submit that to a peer-reviewed journal...
 
2007-07-08 09:06:10 AM  
scooter1369-She's a softball allstar, a Taekwondo orange belt after two months of training (and sparring brown belts to draws) and the top student in her class in school.

/Alien Offspring
//Damn I'm hungry
 
2007-07-08 09:06:40 AM  
Peanut Butter and Crack Sandwich!
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2007-07-08 09:07:01 AM  
Does this finally explain how some men are born gay?
 
2007-07-08 09:12:35 AM  
Attention test tube babies:

All of the above... not yours.
 
2007-07-08 09:17:02 AM  
My kid f'ing loved breast milk. How does this account for that?
Cheetos should be a once every 3 month thing.
 
2007-07-08 09:20:21 AM  
Zombie Lamarck returns
Darwin surrenders
 
2007-07-08 09:22:08 AM  

Genetics 101



If a mom somehow has a genetic-based predisposition to enjoy eating Cheetos and Ring Dings, the child is more likely to have that predisposition as well. If the pregnant mom forces herself to eat alfalfa sprouts and okra, even though she hates them, the child will still tend towards the mom's genetic predisposition.

Although, maybe if the kid grows up seeing her mom eat only alfalfa and okra, she might gravitate towards them as well.

The big fallacy of genetics is the "Nature vs. nurture" thing, when it's "nature and nurture"
 
2007-07-08 09:26:39 AM  
Luckly, I don't worry about such nonsence because of one simple fact: I don't get laid. No sexy time, no babies, no worring about what my future offspring might like or dislike. The end. Thank god for the simple things in life.

/I'm gonna go cry now.
/thank you, drive through.
 
2007-07-08 09:38:06 AM  
It's a shame, because if it wasn't for that one ridiculous phrase, the article actually wouldn't be that bad.
 
2007-07-08 09:46:27 AM  
cazman: My mother must have loved to drink beer.....

i came here to say that.
 
2007-07-08 09:46:56 AM  
Actually, the San Antonio Social & Health Research Center was referring to a study done on pregnant women who were given anise (licorice) only during their pregnany not before or after. A huge majority of the infants all went for anything that had that smell. I could not find the article as it has timed out on the oecd.org website.

It is saying that in utero eating does have an affect on a childs learned taste and smell. It is not genetics or predisposition,but is a variation of their learning. They can recognise their mothers smell and the voices they heard in utero. I am sure what you have in your cupboards and feed a toddler will have a very lasting impact on his eating habits, though.
 
2007-07-08 09:46:59 AM  
My wife ate a lot of chocolate pudding while pregnant. This explains why my kids are black.
 
2007-07-08 09:50:13 AM  
thats how gays happen. mom craves c*ck and has a boy so he's got gay taste buds.
so mom says "ok, i want a straight boy so i'll eat p*ssy". she has a girl so now she's gay.

honest. this is how it happens.
 
2007-07-08 09:54:09 AM  
My wife ate a lot of chocolate pudding while pregnant. This explains why my kids are black.

FTW
 
2007-07-08 09:54:58 AM  
scooter1369: She's a softball allstar, a Taekwondo orange belt after two months of training (and sparring brown belts to draws) and the top student in her class in school.

You're daughter is so going to be a lesbian.

/there's nothing wrong with that
 
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