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2013-08-11 09:28:02 AM  
unless it's Faygo, in which case education will be pointless because well juggalos
 
2013-08-11 09:29:11 AM  
You show me a 2 year old walking around a flea market drinking Mt. Dew from a bottle wearing nothing but a diaper, and I'll show you a future fan of Nascar.
 
2013-08-11 09:30:15 AM  
Today's lesson is your real destinies children: Your parents lied to you. You're destined for Rand's thanksgiving.

Now finish that liter of Fanta, butterball.
 
2013-08-11 09:31:11 AM  

Weatherkiss: You show me a 2 year old walking around a flea market drinking Mt. Dew from a bottle wearing nothing but a diaper, and I'll show you a future fan of Nascar.


"mtn dew is the best soda ever."

-Carl Sagan
 
2013-08-11 09:33:19 AM  
It's okay, my five-year-old only drinks Diet Coke.
 
2013-08-11 09:40:28 AM  
I Blame Madison Ave
s18.postimg.org
 
2013-08-11 09:40:47 AM  
thechive.files.wordpress.com

I once heard a lecture by a pediatrician about them trying to figure out how so many infants were overweight before they were even on a solid diet. Turns out 'baby formula' is also loaded with high fructose corn syrup.
 
2013-08-11 09:42:54 AM  
FTFA: Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to a new study.


Wait, juice is bad now?  Not like apple juice and OJ, right?  I don't have kids so maybe I'm a bit behind the curve but I thought juice was all good.
 
2013-08-11 09:43:09 AM  
What about Red Bull? I see what might be the top of a Red Bull can in that photo. I think giving your five year old Red Bull should be OK. Right?
 
2013-08-11 09:44:08 AM  
Just think of the teacher who has to handle a class of 30 first-graders all of whom shotgunned a Dew during the bus ride.

There aren't enough taser batteries manufactured
 
2013-08-11 09:44:36 AM  

UsikFark: Weatherkiss: You show me a 2 year old walking around a flea market drinking Mt. Dew from a bottle wearing nothing but a diaper, and I'll show you a future fan of Nascar.

"mtn dew is the best soda ever."

-Carl Sagan


"Mountain Dew looks and tastes as though one had filtered the piss of a vagrant through a skunk pelt."
-Benjamin Franklin
 
2013-08-11 09:45:46 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to a new study.


Wait, juice is bad now?  Not like apple juice and OJ, right?  I don't have kids so maybe I'm a bit behind the curve but I thought juice was all good.


Yeah, they say that stuff has too much sugar. But you can pry my orange juice from my cold, fat fingers.
 
2013-08-11 09:47:08 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Just think of the teacher who has to handle a class of 30 first-graders all of whom shotgunned a Dew during the bus ride.

There aren't enough taser batteries manufactured


Oh man, one day in second grade it was some kid's birthday, and for his treat he brought everyone a can of Surge. The teacher banned Surge from the classroom after that.
 
2013-08-11 09:48:49 AM  
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2013-08-11 09:49:32 AM  

Chinchillazilla: Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to a new study.


Wait, juice is bad now?  Not like apple juice and OJ, right?  I don't have kids so maybe I'm a bit behind the curve but I thought juice was all good.

Yeah, they say that stuff has too much sugar. But you can pry my orange juice from my cold, fat fingers.


Damn.  I'd be a Fark main page greenlight if I had to spend more than an hour watching a kid by myself.
 
2013-08-11 09:49:59 AM  
Parents obese children should be charged with child abuse.  You're the adult you should know better.
 
2013-08-11 09:50:19 AM  
I only drink Africola.
 
2013-08-11 09:51:13 AM  
In a statement sent to Reuters Health, the American Beverage Association trade group wrote, "Overweight and obesity are caused by an imbalance between calories consumed from all foods and beverages (total diet) and calories burned (physical activity). Therefore, it is misleading to suggest that beverage consumption is uniquely responsible for weight gain among this group of children, especially at a time in their lives when they would normally gain weight and grow."

Doesn't that just make you feel warm and fuzzy all over?
 
2013-08-11 09:52:29 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: UsikFark: Weatherkiss: You show me a 2 year old walking around a flea market drinking Mt. Dew from a bottle wearing nothing but a diaper, and I'll show you a future fan of Nascar.

"mtn dew is the best soda ever."

-Carl Sagan

"Mountain Dew looks and tastes as though one had filtered the piss of a vagrant through a skunk pelt."
-Benjamin Franklin

"Mountain Dew

tastes like coyote piss"
-Daniel Boone
 
2013-08-11 09:54:06 AM  

Carth: Parents obese children should be charged with child abuse.  You're the adult you should know better.


Stupidity like yours is tiring.
 
2013-08-11 09:54:11 AM  
Correlation....causation....you know how it goes.

Having an obese mother was *correlated* with the kid being obese.
Having an obese mother was *correlated* with watching two or more hours of TV.
Watching two or more hours of TV was *correlated* with drinking soft drinks.

People will argue at great lengths about how the companies market sugary drinks and food to children and how poor people can't afford healthy food and how healthy food doesn't taste good and how they are obese because of a medical condition and how TV watching is bad parenting and this, that, and the other thing.  But, I think this pretty much sums it up:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/overweight-owners-lead-pets- to -obesity-206580971.html

Fat people have FAT PETS.

Really, stop and just let that sink for a second.  Fat people have fat pets.

You can find correlations between a million things and obesity.  I'm sure you'd find a correlation between obesity and watching Nascar if you tried.  The truth is, soda doesn't matter.  You could force everyone to eat USDA approved 'Human Food' - stores could sell 50 pound bags of it and we could all eat it by the handful - and obese people would still have obese kids....just like obese people have obese pets.  Banning vending machines, altering school lunches, restricting advertising, changing label laws, etc, etc - won't matter.
 
2013-08-11 09:56:03 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Really, stop and just let that sink for a second. Fat people have fat pets.


I'm really glad we started taking away pets that owners let get too obese. It isn't fair to the animal that the human is too stupid to show love in any way but through food.
 
2013-08-11 10:03:15 AM  
Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.

/brought to you by the science of organic chemistry
 
2013-08-11 10:08:48 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Really, stop and just let that sink for a second.  Fat people have fat pets.


To be fair, once you spay or neuter a pet, they tend to put on some fat. Indoor cats, especially, have a hard time keeping their weight down, even when fed reasonable portions. Our cats were a pound or two overweight for years, until we put them on a raw food diet.

Doctor Funkenstein: Wait, juice is bad now?  Not like apple juice and OJ, right?


Juice is what you get when you take fruit, remove the nutrition and keep the sugar. And OJ isn't even that- orange juice has as much in common with oranges as gasoline does. It's mostly chemical flavors and colorants.
 
2013-08-11 10:10:53 AM  

t3knomanser: Juice is what you get when you take fruit, remove the nutrition and keep the sugar. And OJ isn't even that- orange juice has as much in common with oranges as gasoline does. It's mostly chemical flavors and colorants.


Juice can be healthy just don't drink fruit juice. Kale, Carrot, lettuce,  celery, wheat grass all make healthy drinks.
 
2013-08-11 10:11:40 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: Wait, juice is bad now?  Not like apple juice and OJ, right?  I don't have kids so maybe I'm a bit behind the curve but I thought juice was all good.


Showed a friend this when I talked about my significant reduction in soda, down to perhaps a can a day. Compared his no filler, not from concentrate cranberry juice against a can of Dr. Pepper, and per ounce the cranberry juice had more sugar... by a sizable amount. From what I recall, pediatricians recommend cutting juice with water, at least half and half, if this is the primary drink. Now juiced vegetables, those are excellent for you.
 
2013-08-11 10:11:41 AM  

Carth: Kale, Carrot, lettuce,  celery, wheat grass all make healthy drinks.


You're still better off eating the the vegetables and drinking water.
 
2013-08-11 10:13:20 AM  

t3knomanser: Carth: Kale, Carrot, lettuce,  celery, wheat grass all make healthy drinks.

You're still better off eating the the vegetables and drinking water.


You can't eat 1 lb of wheat grass. You can drink it.
 
2013-08-11 10:14:55 AM  

Carth: You can't eat 1 lb of wheat grass. You can drink it.


Yes, I was tempted to explicitly exclude wheat grass, but I have no interest in eating it  or drinking it. I'd rather feed it to livestock and then eat the livestock.
 
2013-08-11 10:17:38 AM  

t3knomanser: Carth: You can't eat 1 lb of wheat grass. You can drink it.

Yes, I was tempted to explicitly exclude wheat grass, but I have no interest in eating it  or drinking it. I'd rather feed it to livestock and then eat the livestock.


I was the same way when I started. Now I like the taste and really enjoy the fact I can grow it right on my porch before eating it.

Kale and spinach are other vegetables I can't stand eating raw but love the juice.
 
2013-08-11 10:17:52 AM  

snocone: Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.

/brought to you by the science of organic chemistry


Bless your heart... That's adorable.
 
2013-08-11 10:21:04 AM  
Hmmm Thomas Swift's modest proposal is looking like a decent way to end childhood obesity and hunger.
 
2013-08-11 10:24:22 AM  

snocone: Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.


And then...And then...And then, the CIA sends its black helicopters to shoot you with fat pills and heart attack patches.  And then...And then....the helicopters land on your roof and Axl Rose jumps out and yells, "You know where you are?!  You're in the jungle baby!  You're gonna die-eeyie!!!!"  And then the Taliban will pull the trigger on their anti-zipper ray and your pants will fall off so that Big Ppharma's trained walruses can slap your ass with their flippers!  Wake up, Sheeple!!!
 
2013-08-11 10:29:35 AM  
This is why I stick to clear, low-carb liquids with my 21-month-old, like gin.
 
2013-08-11 10:29:56 AM  

snocone: Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.

/brought to you by the science of organic chemistry


Just curious.  Where do you stand on the subject of vaccines?
 
2013-08-11 10:31:37 AM  
Since infanticide is illegal, I guess this is the next best thing. They make rubber bottle nipples that fit on 1 and 2 liter bottles of soda, right?
 
2013-08-11 10:31:57 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: I only drink Africola.


Be sure to boil it first.
 
2013-08-11 10:31:57 AM  

Doctor Funkenstein: FTFA: Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to a new study.


Wait, juice is bad now?  Not like apple juice and OJ, right?  I don't have kids so maybe I'm a bit behind the curve but I thought juice was all good.


Apple juice is really sugary and acidic. It's also usually a bit high in the arsenic levels. Sure it's naturally sugary and whatnot but it still is very bad for teerh.
 
2013-08-11 10:32:35 AM  

Close2TheEdge: snocone: Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.

/brought to you by the science of organic chemistry

Just curious.  Where do you stand on the subject of vaccines?


Best use of medical science on the planet, why?
 
2013-08-11 10:32:57 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Correlation....causation....you know how it goes.

Having an obese mother was *correlated* with the kid being obese.
Having an obese mother was *correlated* with watching two or more hours of TV.
Watching two or more hours of TV was *correlated* with drinking soft drinks.

People will argue at great lengths about how the companies market sugary drinks and food to children and how poor people can't afford healthy food and how healthy food doesn't taste good and how they are obese because of a medical condition and how TV watching is bad parenting and this, that, and the other thing.  But, I think this pretty much sums it up:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/overweight-owners-lead-pets- to -obesity-206580971.html

Fat people have FAT PETS.

Really, stop and just let that sink for a second.  Fat people have fat pets.

You can find correlations between a million things and obesity.  I'm sure you'd find a correlation between obesity and watching Nascar if you tried.  The truth is, soda doesn't matter.  You could force everyone to eat USDA approved 'Human Food' - stores could sell 50 pound bags of it and we could all eat it by the handful - and obese people would still have obese kids....just like obese people have obese pets.  Banning vending machines, altering school lunches, restricting advertising, changing label laws, etc, etc - won't matter


ignorant stupid people overfeed their pets. this is abuse. in my area are lots of fat folks out walking their trim healthy dogs. my wife and i are both fatty fat fatties and our Dog is not a pound overweight. and he is well walked twice a day in addition to playtime. Dog gets 1 cup of high quality Merrick dog food twice daily, no snacks, no plate food.
 
2013-08-11 10:33:05 AM  
My 5 year old hates soda. Says the bubbles are diagusting.
 
2013-08-11 10:34:29 AM  
I taught elementary school is a rural, poverty-stricken area for a few years.  We had a student who was so obese that he outweighed me by a few pounds.  His mother, also a big lady, would take him to a hospital a few hours away to see a specialist in child nutrition and so on.  Once, I had to wait around for her to pick him up.  When I walked him out to the car, there was a 2 liter bottle of soda and a big bag of Cheetos in the backseat.  I said, oh, hey, your mother's been shopping.  He said, nope, she always brings him a snack at the end of the school day.  I said, oh, well, you probably only have a little of it.  He said, no, I eat it all.

The woman, by the way, would constantly biatch about the nutritionist about how they weren't doing their jobs because the kid was still fat.

\during eat lunch with your parents day, she brought him a happy meal
\\he also once threatened to shoot a kid when the kid wouldn't share his school lunch
 
2013-08-11 10:39:29 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: snocone: Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.

And then...And then...And then, the CIA sends its black helicopters to shoot you with fat pills and heart attack patches.  And then...And then....the helicopters land on your roof and Axl Rose jumps out and yells, "You know where you are?!  You're in the jungle baby!  You're gonna die-eeyie!!!!"  And then the Taliban will pull the trigger on their anti-zipper ray and your pants will fall off so that Big Ppharma's trained walruses can slap your ass with their flippers!  Wake up, Sheeple!!!


Oh, you must be the representative from The Soda Pop Board of America, 1515 W Hart, CHICAGO.
CHICAGO? Assplains a little.
 
2013-08-11 10:40:08 AM  
Doctor Funkenstein * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-08-11 09:42:54 AM FTFA: Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to a new study. Wait, juice is bad now? Not like apple juice and OJ, right? I don't have kids so maybe I'm a bit behind the curve but I thought juice was all good.
===============================================

Sugar is sugar. Fruit juices have a lot of sugar.

But, unlike soda, they have nutritional value that goes along with it.

/In fact, most 'sugary' (non-soda, non-fruit) drinks actually have significantly LESS sugar than fruit drinks. (Hawaiian punch, kool-aid, etc).
//But they have no nutritional value other than the sugar... unlike fruit drinks.
 
2013-08-11 10:42:36 AM  

KrispyKritter: Fark_Guy_Rob: Correlation....causation....you know how it goes.

Having an obese mother was *correlated* with the kid being obese.
Having an obese mother was *correlated* with watching two or more hours of TV.
Watching two or more hours of TV was *correlated* with drinking soft drinks.

People will argue at great lengths about how the companies market sugary drinks and food to children and how poor people can't afford healthy food and how healthy food doesn't taste good and how they are obese because of a medical condition and how TV watching is bad parenting and this, that, and the other thing.  But, I think this pretty much sums it up:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/overweight-owners-lead-pets- to -obesity-206580971.html

Fat people have FAT PETS.

Really, stop and just let that sink for a second.  Fat people have fat pets.

You can find correlations between a million things and obesity.  I'm sure you'd find a correlation between obesity and watching Nascar if you tried.  The truth is, soda doesn't matter.  You could force everyone to eat USDA approved 'Human Food' - stores could sell 50 pound bags of it and we could all eat it by the handful - and obese people would still have obese kids....just like obese people have obese pets.  Banning vending machines, altering school lunches, restricting advertising, changing label laws, etc, etc - won't matter

ignorant stupid people overfeed their pets. this is abuse. in my area are lots of fat folks out walking their trim healthy dogs. my wife and i are both fatty fat fatties and our Dog is not a pound overweight. and he is well walked twice a day in addition to playtime. Dog gets 1 cup of high quality Merrick dog food twice daily, no snacks, no plate food.


your pets are skinny because yoe eat all the food
sorry couldn't resist
 
2013-08-11 10:44:53 AM  

jake3988: Doctor Funkenstein * * Smartest * Funniest 2013-08-11 09:42:54 AM FTFA: Five-year-olds who drink sugar-sweetened sodas, sports drinks or juices every day are more likely to be obese than those who have sugar-sweetened beverages less often, according to a new study. Wait, juice is bad now? Not like apple juice and OJ, right? I don't have kids so maybe I'm a bit behind the curve but I thought juice was all good.
===============================================

Sugar is sugar.


I am so sorry, but that is incorrect.
H2O and H2SO4 are both liquids, clear and tasteless. But why all those funny numbers and letters? Does that matter?

Simple: Sugar is the generalised name for a class of chemically-related sweet-flavored substances, most of which are used as food. They are carbohydrates, composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. There are various types of sugar derived from different sources. Simple sugars are called monosaccharides and include glucose (also known as dextrose), fructose and galactose. The table or granulated sugar most customarily used as food is sucrose, a disaccharide (in the body, sucrose hydrolyses into fructose and glucose). Other disaccharides include maltose and lactose. Chemically-different substances may also have a sweet taste, but are not classified as sugars. Some are used as lower-calorie food substitutes for sugar described as artificial sweeteners.
 
2013-08-11 10:45:07 AM  

snocone: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: snocone: Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.

And then...And then...And then, the CIA sends its black helicopters to shoot you with fat pills and heart attack patches.  And then...And then....the helicopters land on your roof and Axl Rose jumps out and yells, "You know where you are?!  You're in the jungle baby!  You're gonna die-eeyie!!!!"  And then the Taliban will pull the trigger on their anti-zipper ray and your pants will fall off so that Big Ppharma's trained walruses can slap your ass with their flippers!  Wake up, Sheeple!!!

Oh, you must be the representative from The Soda Pop Board of America, 1515 W Hart, CHICAGO.
CHICAGO? Assplains a little.


No, dude! You're missing the point!  We're on the same side!  Maybe I wasn't clear in the way that I explained it.  It's okay.  I'm a "visual" learner too.  Here ya go:

s14.postimg.org
 
2013-08-11 10:45:28 AM  

elkboy: snocone: Don't argue, just listen.

HFCS is BAD!

Anything "diet" is BAD!

Glucose(the ONLY sugar your body can use) is bitter, not sweet. ALL and I mean ALL of the stuff that tastes sweet is converted directly into fat in your body because your body can't use it. That qualifies for "zero calorie", but is good for a ton of fat production without going anywhere near the "calorie" lie.
Everything you think you know about sugar is mostly lies and chit science from sociopaths after your money at the expense of your health.
No citations, just wait for the truth to come along since you can't recognize it in a forest of misinformation.

/brought to you by the science of organic chemistry

Bless your heart... That's adorable.


Your sarcasm is unwarranted, because while snocone's presentation may be a bit odd, the facts are not. Read Fat Chance, Wheat Belly or Why We Get Fat for a better understanding of sugar and what it does to you.
 
2013-08-11 10:46:25 AM  
My kids only get soft drinks or sports drinks as an occasional treat. I see people here in town putting "red drink" into baby bottles. Disgusting.
 
2013-08-11 10:51:05 AM  
In future news, the DSM20 adds Sugary Drink Deficiency to the list of Pediatric diagnoses.
 
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