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(The Hill)   With that whole mass shootings in schools issue taken care of, attention turns to the biggest school disaster of all: unhealthy snacks   (thehill.com) divider line 44
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2013-02-02 08:47:41 AM  
Well, if there's another shooting, the kids can run faster and hide in smaller spaces. So, you are wrong in assuming this isn't relevant, subby.
 
2013-02-02 08:52:48 AM  
Actually malnutrition is a huge problem in this country, especially in public schools, and malnourished people simply don't learn effectively. It's a cheap thing to implement that has a pretty high return on investment.
 
2013-02-02 08:52:59 AM  
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2013-02-02 08:53:13 AM  
Unhealthy eating habits probably kill more people prematurely and more expensively than guns do.  And, I say this as a snack aficionado, perhaps it will encourage food manufacturers to develop better snack foods. Probably won't, but you never know...
 
2013-02-02 08:54:04 AM  

Nuclear Monk: Unhealthy eating habits probably kill more people prematurely and more expensively than guns do.  And, I say this as a snack aficionado, perhaps it will encourage food manufacturers to develop better snack foods. Probably won't, but you never know...


Can we ever surpass the glory that is the pita chip? Should we even try to?
 
2013-02-02 09:02:41 AM  
So Congress is stupid for paying any attention to something other than the issue du jour. Got it.
 
2013-02-02 09:09:23 AM  

markfara: So Congress is stupid for paying any attention to something other than the issue du jour. Got it.


It's so much more difficult for the media to sensationalize obesity and malnutrition compared to gun violence. Why won't you think of the poor reporters and editors?
 
2013-02-02 09:14:11 AM  
Fat free milk? Blah.. 2% milk is perfectly ok. Fat is actually a vital part of diet.
 
2013-02-02 09:28:26 AM  
Wonders at what point subby would consider the school shooting issue to be solved.

I was just curious so I looked up this list of school shootings http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_school_shootings_in_the_United_S t ates

The first one was in 1764. By subby's logic we should still have one room school houses.
 
2013-02-02 09:28:26 AM  

ruetheday69: Fat free milk? Blah.. 2% milk is perfectly ok. Fat is actually a vital part of diet.


Something about the hormones used in making skim milk is unhealthful as well. I've read several places that it causes acne, but more importantly, there's this:

According to a 2007 study conducted by the University of Hawaii, epidemiological data suggest that consumption of lowfat and nonfat milk may be correlated with an increased risk of localized or low-grade prostate cancer tumors, whereas whole milk was associated with decreased risk. [5][6]
 
2013-02-02 09:42:03 AM  
I'm a firm believer that the crap that the kids eat from the vending machines in schools have a pretty significant impact on how they behave in the classroom.

/high school teacher
 
2013-02-02 09:43:30 AM  
Made the mistake of reading the comments.  Apparently the right to hawk type 2 diabetes to schoolchildren is some fundamental right that B. Hussein Osama is trampling on.  Or maybe FritoLay didn't make enough money last year.
 
2013-02-02 09:43:41 AM  

"With that whole mass shootings in schools issue taken care of"

Yes, actually, it is. We've successfully reduced violence in this country so much in the last few decades, that we've reduced such problems to such a low level that the remaining incidents are those handful that we'll always be stuck with. At least nutrition is a valid concern

that actually affects a significant number of people.

A rule of thumb that this country desperately need to learn:
If it's in the news, don't worry about it. The very definition of "news" is "something that hardly ever happens." It's when something isn't in the news, when it's so common that it's no longer news -- car crashes, domestic violence -- that you should start worrying.
I strongly recommend reading the linked essay that quoted is from, by noted security expert Bruce Schneier - especially for anybody who still thinks "mass shootings" are even remotely an actual risk that needs addressing.

* - Now, regulation or laws may or may not be even remotely the correct approach for fixing nutrition issues, but... that's another discussion entirely.
 
2013-02-02 09:55:44 AM  
Yes, because there are no reasons whatsoever to make nutrition part of childhood education
 
2013-02-02 09:58:10 AM  

Wayne 985: ruetheday69: Fat free milk? Blah.. 2% milk is perfectly ok. Fat is actually a vital part of diet.

Something about the hormones used in making skim milk is unhealthful as well. I've read several places that it causes acne, but more importantly, there's this:

According to a 2007 study conducted by the University of Hawaii, epidemiological data suggest that consumption of lowfat and nonfat milk may be correlated with an increased risk of localized or low-grade prostate cancer tumors, whereas whole milk was associated with decreased risk. [5][6]


2%? We drink whole milk at home. We just drink a bit less milk and still get our required nutrients. Nothing to do with your study, just taste and cooking.
 
2013-02-02 10:01:44 AM  

Wayne 985: ruetheday69: Fat free milk? Blah.. 2% milk is perfectly ok. Fat is actually a vital part of diet.

Something about the hormones used in making skim milk is unhealthful as well. I've read several places that it causes acne, but more importantly, there's this:

According to a 2007 study conducted by the University of Hawaii, epidemiological data suggest that consumption of lowfat and nonfat milk may be correlated with an increased risk of localized or low-grade prostate cancer tumors, whereas whole milk was associated with decreased risk. [5][6]


You know, fark it. I read shiat like this and wonder why I bother trying to eat healthy if the stuff that's supposed to be better for you will kill my ass anyway.

Back to a diet of 2 liter Cokes and frozen pizza!
 
2013-02-02 10:05:52 AM  
Republicans oppose all efforts to fix this, too.  Just pretend they're talking about gun control; it all ends the same anyway.
 
2013-02-02 10:08:03 AM  
Is this where we start with the unflattering pics of the First Lady?
 
2013-02-02 10:16:04 AM  
So we all agree Subby is retarded, right?
 
2013-02-02 10:31:23 AM  
Billy Madison: You know I like Snack Pack. Why can't you just give me a Snack Pack?

Juanita: I thought I was your snack pack.
 
2013-02-02 10:44:42 AM  

markfara: So Congress is stupid for paying any attention to something other than the issue du jour. Got it.


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2013-02-02 10:58:10 AM  
Why is this stupid?  It's a hell of a lot easier to fix than the issue of school shootings.

And who says we have to solve one problem before we can tackle other problems?

Though I think allowing diet soda and banning regular soda is just stupid.  Diet soda is just as unhealthy.  Instead of empty calories, you get nasty tasting chemical shiat.  Ban both or neither.

Also never understood why conservatives have such a problem with the promotion of healthy eating.
 
2013-02-02 11:02:24 AM  
And of course the comments are all the same disgusting "moochelle pigbama" crap.
 
2013-02-02 11:25:55 AM  

PonceAlyosha: Actually malnutrition is a huge problem in this country, especially in public schools, and malnourished people simply don't learn effectively. It's a cheap thing to implement that has a pretty high return on investment.


Exactly.  The thing is, more people die from health issues from farked up diet habbits than mass shootings at school.

My questions is, why can't we talk about both problems?   Why is it always, "well this is causes more deaths, so lets talk about this instead."
 
2013-02-02 11:48:35 AM  
Wayne 985:
According to a 2007 study conducted by the University of Hawaii, epidemiological data suggest that consumption of lowfat and nonfat milk may be correlated with an increased risk of localized or low-grade prostate cancer tumors, whereas whole milk was associated with decreased risk. [5][6]

From the source: A total of 82,483 men from the study completed a quantitative food frequency questionnaire and various factors, such as weight, smoking status, and education levels were also noted, Park's group said.

This makes it immediately NOT science.  People are horrible reporters of their own behavior. Especially when it comes to what they ate and drank.
 
2013-02-02 12:02:31 PM  

ruetheday69: Fat free milk? Blah.. 2% milk is perfectly ok. Fat is actually a vital part of diet.


But milk itself is not, though you'd never know that due to the dairy lobby's efforts to keep it's caloric beverages in schools, and it's products on government food pyramids over the objections of nutritionists.

Bottom line, a lot of our country's nutritional problems stem from the political pandering to agricultural interests in a certain electoral bellwether state.  We would be a lot healthier as a nation if we stopped treating Iowa like The Capital in Hunger Games.
 
2013-02-02 12:11:23 PM  
This is a good start, though the Teabaggers will demagogue this to mean 0bama is taking away their freedom to eat garbage so that they will need a government paid for hoverround by age 40.

And while we're at it, can we get real kitchens back in our schools instead of microwaves to heat up ConAgra frankenfood crap?
 
2013-02-02 12:13:59 PM  
Also, fark you subby,  The "hands off my guns" crowd are mostly the same people as the "hands off my cupcakes" crowd.

Both are public serious public health crises that need to be addressed immediately, and the cross-section of people who believe that democratic government should not be one of the tools we use to address our problems as a society SHOULD be marginalized as the wrongheaded, wackadoos they are.

Remember: the definition of a libertarian is not someone who doesn't believe government, it's someone who doesn't believe in DEMOCRATIC government.
 
2013-02-02 12:17:33 PM  

heinekenftw: Also never understood why conservatives have such a problem with the promotion of healthy eating.



I'm going to guess it's not so much the healthy eating as it is the inconsistency:

Marijuana?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Abortion?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

A million other issues?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Doritos and Coca Cola?  WHOA, not so fast there, Fatty McFatterson. This needs to be regulated.
 
2013-02-02 12:19:31 PM  

GilRuiz1: heinekenftw: Also never understood why conservatives have such a problem with the promotion of healthy eating.


I'm going to guess it's not so much the healthy eating as it is the inconsistency:

Marijuana?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Abortion?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

A million other issues?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Doritos and Coca Cola?  WHOA, not so fast there, Fatty McFatterson. This needs to be regulated.


I know it's like those Fartbama loving libtardos think that different subjects can have different ways to address them.
 
2013-02-02 12:42:28 PM  

GilRuiz1: heinekenftw: Also never understood why conservatives have such a problem with the promotion of healthy eating.


I'm going to guess it's not so much the healthy eating as it is the inconsistency:

Marijuana?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Abortion?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

A million other issues?  FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Doritos and Coca Cola?  WHOA, not so fast there, Fatty McFatterson. This needs to be regulated.


No one is stopping children from eating junk food.  These regulations are stopping schools from selling junk food.  There's a major difference there.  All that happens is that schools are no longer a source of bad food and become a source of good food.  If a kid wants junk food, he can still go to a convenience store and buy himself a candybar.
 
2013-02-02 12:47:00 PM  
But if the schools stop serving crap then we won't have fat kids to make fun of any more.
 
2013-02-02 01:08:31 PM  

udhq: ruetheday69: Fat free milk? Blah.. 2% milk is perfectly ok. Fat is actually a vital part of diet.

But milk itself is not, though you'd never know that due to the dairy lobby's efforts to keep it's caloric beverages in schools, and it's products on government food pyramids over the objections of nutritionists.

Bottom line, a lot of our country's nutritional problems stem from the political pandering to agricultural interests in a certain electoral bellwether state.  We would be a lot healthier as a nation if we stopped treating Iowa like The Capital in Hunger Games.


Could it be that it only costs around a nickle to produce a 16oz cup of soda keeping overall expenses down of a lunch program down.  Healthy foods cost more money and who can afford that?
 
2013-02-02 01:27:20 PM  

clowncar on fire: udhq: ruetheday69: Fat free milk? Blah.. 2% milk is perfectly ok. Fat is actually a vital part of diet.

But milk itself is not, though you'd never know that due to the dairy lobby's efforts to keep it's caloric beverages in schools, and it's products on government food pyramids over the objections of nutritionists.

Bottom line, a lot of our country's nutritional problems stem from the political pandering to agricultural interests in a certain electoral bellwether state.  We would be a lot healthier as a nation if we stopped treating Iowa like The Capital in Hunger Games.

Could it be that it only costs around a nickle to produce a 16oz cup of soda keeping overall expenses down of a lunch program down.  Healthy foods cost more money and who can afford that?


And that cost is so low because the primary ingredient in soda is made from corn, a crop that is heavily subsidized due to the influence of corn growers in.....you guessed it, Frank Stallone.

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(by which of course I mean "Iowa".)
 
2013-02-02 01:33:46 PM  

GilRuiz1: I'm going to guess it's not so much the healthy eating as it is the inconsistency:

Marijuana? FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Abortion? FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

A million other issues? FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Doritos and Coca Cola? WHOA, not so fast there, Fatty McFatterson. This needs to be regulated.


Just as it's possible (and not at all hypocritical) to simultaneously believe that marijuana should be legal AND schools shouldn't be handing out quarter bags to kids, it's also possible to believe that people should be free to buy soda and that schools shouldn't be serving kids junk food.

It's ok to consider the circumstances of situations when forming opinions.  Promise.
 
2013-02-02 01:37:09 PM  
In subby's world, only one major issue can be tackled at a time.
 
2013-02-02 03:37:09 PM  
How much to corn (syrup) subsidies have to do with our obesity issues? What would the impact be of getting rid of some of those subsidies?
 
2013-02-02 04:13:32 PM  

VictoryCabal: GilRuiz1: I'm going to guess it's not so much the healthy eating as it is the inconsistency:

Marijuana? FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Abortion? FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

A million other issues? FREEDOM OF CHOICE!

Doritos and Coca Cola? WHOA, not so fast there, Fatty McFatterson. This needs to be regulated.

Just as it's possible (and not at all hypocritical) to simultaneously believe that marijuana should be legal AND schools shouldn't be handing out quarter bags to kids, it's also possible to believe that people should be free to buy soda and that schools shouldn't be serving kids junk food.

It's ok to consider the circumstances of situations when forming opinions.  Promise.


The current situation isn't at like the schools handing out quarter bags to kids. It's like the schools are actually selling weed to kids, and using the proceeds to fund the few remaining extracurricular activities that don't rhyme with "soot small."
 
2013-02-02 04:25:19 PM  
If subby is so worried about school shootings, then why is subbywasting his time submitting things to Fark?
 
2013-02-02 04:32:56 PM  
If parents want their kids to eat that crap, they can send it with them.  Offering it in vending machines where little chubbers can buy it without their parents' knowledge is a bad idea.  I knew kids in Jr. High that would use their entire lunch budget buying cookies and donuts.  It is the school's job to educate children, and they can't do that if they are all hopped up or crashing from a sugar high.

Also, STFU subby.  We have a big issue to address, so we should just shut down all other legislative activity?
 
2013-02-02 05:06:15 PM  
Regular soda is out, though high-schoolers may have access to diet versions.

aspartame kills.

when i was in elementary school the cafeteria food was absolutely disgusting, but at least we had a vending machine.

/ 3 musketeers in the computer lab playing bard's tale every day at lunch and after school, along with 10 or 15 other kids.
 
2013-02-02 10:47:59 PM  
Has anyone told the subby that the kids will more likely die from heart disease and health complications from unhealthy eating practices than being murdered?
 
2013-02-03 02:52:05 PM  

heinekenftw: And of course the comments are all the same disgusting "moochelle pigbama" crap.


Did you expect anything else?  Oh, and:
a.abcnews.com

I'd wager that 90% of the people calling her fat are males that couldn't make their upper arms, shoulders, or traps look that defined if they were flexing in the mirror.
 
2013-02-03 05:39:09 PM  
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