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2014-01-15 03:20:15 PM
"However a new study found that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children's homes."

but but but how was I supposed to know that fish-sticks and two-liters of cola weren't a healthy diet for a six year old?
 
2014-01-15 03:35:35 PM
FTFA:

The study's researchers found that children's consumption of fast food is only a small part of a much more pervasive dietary pattern that is fostered at an early age by children's parents and caregivers. The pattern includes few fruits and vegetables, relying instead on high amounts of processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages.

In other words, fast food.
 
2014-01-15 03:36:02 PM
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2014-01-15 03:36:23 PM
Well farking duh.
 
2014-01-15 03:37:51 PM
Ric Romero at it again, eh?
 
2014-01-15 03:38:31 PM
This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.
 
2014-01-15 03:39:17 PM
Once upon a time, a few decades ago:
"Wow.. I'm fat and stupid.  Maybe I should learn something and get in shape."
Result?  People were more likely to take responsibility for themselves.

Today:
"Wow.. I'm fat and stupid.  Someone oughta pass a law!!  Outrage!  Who's fault is this!?!?!"
Result?  Outright bans on products (cola, trans fats), infringements on personal freedoms, and smear campaigns against companies and products that a vocal minority of people dislike.
 
2014-01-15 03:40:37 PM
Why not both?
 
2014-01-15 03:40:42 PM
Of course it's not McDonald's's fault.
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It's Burger King's fault.
 
2014-01-15 03:40:49 PM
 For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. However a new study found that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children's homes.


This study funded by McDonalds, Wendy's, Roy Rogers, Arbys, Burger King, etc...

Lets take the focus off of the bullshiat that we're feeding you and point fingers at you because our business is starting to suffer from all of this healthy talk about moderation and eliminating fast food from the diet.
 
2014-01-15 03:40:54 PM
When I was a kid I knew sugars were bad, but the whole carbs are bad thing wasn't a thing in our household. I'm still puzzled why the old food pyramid has a giant bread base (oh wait, no I'm not, lobbying).
 
2014-01-15 03:41:15 PM
Cue up that fat McDonald's kid!
 
2014-01-15 03:41:41 PM

sigdiamond2000: FTFA:

The study's researchers found that children's consumption of fast food is only a small part of a much more pervasive dietary pattern that is fostered at an early age by children's parents and caregivers. The pattern includes few fruits and vegetables, relying instead on high amounts of processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages.

In other words, fast food.


Yeah, the kids swiped the car keys and Mom's Debit card and drove down to Mickey Ds to gorge themselves on McNuggets and shakes. The parents had nothing to do with it, right?
 
2014-01-15 03:42:27 PM
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2014-01-15 03:42:31 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.


The idea of "food deserts" where there's no food and the idea that healthy food is expensive are mostly myths.  The people I see complaining the most about expensive healthy food snack on King Size candy bars at $1.79 each when they could have bought bananas at $0.50 per pound.
 
2014-01-15 03:43:48 PM
Well, the way they target kids through media is kinda farked up.  If they stopped doing that I'd stop solely blaming ff.  Like they're gonna do that anytime soon.
I recall as a kid being with a buddy, his mom and his much younger siblings, they did the whole song and dance and whined until mother took them thru the drive thru for their happy meals.  I literally watched both of them open the box, remove the toy them promptly drop box of food on the floor of the car.
 
2014-01-15 03:43:49 PM
Food is not the issue. We ate a whole lot worse in the 70s. But we were outside all day, running, playing, all day, everyday we could.

Simple lack of movement.
 
2014-01-15 03:45:03 PM
I blame farm subsidies.  If we'd cut those out, farmers would need to grow more food and sell it cheaper and that way the poors could afford to eat healthier.
 
2014-01-15 03:45:37 PM

cashman: Cue up that fat McDonald's kid!


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2014-01-15 03:46:07 PM
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2014-01-15 03:46:11 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.


Getting held up, rampant theft, etc. makes a low-margin business like grocery stores even more difficult to run.  There's a reason Detroit has few grocery stores (two opened to great fanfare recently).

On top of that, charge more than a suburban market?  Racist!  Detain a shoplifter?  Racist!  And on and on.  It's easier to close the store and do business elsewhere.
 
2014-01-15 03:46:28 PM
It's a defense mechanism. The fatter kids are less likely to catch the wandering eye of an on-the-prowl Jerry Sandusky, because what parent wants a t-shirt from the Outback Bowl?
 
2014-01-15 03:46:55 PM

Beerguy: sigdiamond2000: FTFA:

The study's researchers found that children's consumption of fast food is only a small part of a much more pervasive dietary pattern that is fostered at an early age by children's parents and caregivers. The pattern includes few fruits and vegetables, relying instead on high amounts of processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages.

In other words, fast food.

Yeah, the kids swiped the car keys and Mom's Debit card and drove down to Mickey Ds to gorge themselves on McNuggets and shakes. The parents had nothing to do with it, right?


No, I'm saying that fast food isn't just fast food restaurants.

I don't think there was anyone seriously arguing that fast food restaurants, on their own, are singularly to blame for childhood obesity.
 
2014-01-15 03:47:10 PM

brobdiggy: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.

The idea of "food deserts" where there's no food and the idea that healthy food is expensive are mostly myths.  The people I see complaining the most about expensive healthy food snack on King Size candy bars at $1.79 each when they could have bought bananas at $0.50 per pound.


Soda is expensive as hell when compared to tap water.
 
2014-01-15 03:47:31 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.


Frozen veggies are not expensive. There is a middle ground from picked that day vegetable to oh well McDonald's again.
 
2014-01-15 03:47:33 PM
"It's you dad. I learned how to lay on a couch in a bath of coca-cola with a pile of cheetos as my pillow while eating ho hos.  It's all from you."
 
2014-01-15 03:49:20 PM

There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.


If the gov stops paying people to have kids, maybe this will less of a problem.
 
2014-01-15 03:50:01 PM

beerrun: cashman: Cue up that fat McDonald's kid!

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That boy is Jambik, and his story will make you sad and angry. Long, but worth the watch.
 
2014-01-15 03:50:28 PM

namegoeshere: brobdiggy: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.

The idea of "food deserts" where there's no food and the idea that healthy food is expensive are mostly myths.  The people I see complaining the most about expensive healthy food snack on King Size candy bars at $1.79 each when they could have bought bananas at $0.50 per pound.

Soda is expensive as hell when compared to tap water.


Wasn't there a study on SNAP last year showing 40% of the money went to sugary drinks. Why is that even allowed.
 
2014-01-15 03:50:33 PM
I love studies that confirm my preexisting bias and anecdotal experience.

My kids and wife are all healthy normal weight, but we eat at fast food joints on occasion.

My weight... not so much "healthy" at the moment, but only slightly so.  I just need more physical activity and to stop picking food off the kid's plates....
 
2014-01-15 03:50:39 PM

MyRandomName: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.

Frozen veggies are not expensive. There is a middle ground from picked that day vegetable to oh well McDonald's again.


And recently, frozen veggies have been shown to retain their nutrition very well.
 
2014-01-15 03:51:23 PM

brobdiggy: Once upon a time, a few decades ago:
"Wow.. I'm fat and stupid.  Maybe I should learn something and get in shape. It's gladular"
Result?  People still got fat; they just had a ready made excuse.  People were more likely to take responsibility for themselves.

Today:
"Wow.. I'm fat and stupid.  Someone oughta pass a law!!  Outrage!  Who's fault is this!?!?!"
Result?  Outright bans on products (cola, trans fats), infringements on personal freedoms, and smear campaigns against companies and products that a vocal minority of people dislike.


FTFY
 
2014-01-15 03:52:00 PM

Beerguy: sigdiamond2000: FTFA:

The study's researchers found that children's consumption of fast food is only a small part of a much more pervasive dietary pattern that is fostered at an early age by children's parents and caregivers. The pattern includes few fruits and vegetables, relying instead on high amounts of processed food and sugar-sweetened beverages.

In other words, fast food.

Yeah, the kids swiped the car keys and Mom's Debit card and drove down to Mickey Ds to gorge themselves on McNuggets and shakes. The parents had nothing to do with it, right?


I think what he was saying was that "processed food and sugar sweetened beverages" are a form of fast food, as in, "Oh I'm hungry now what can I eat with zero prep time... Oh this bag of doritos and a mountain dew will suffice" hence the processed food bit.
 
2014-01-15 03:52:25 PM
2 more causes of obesity:

First:
1950:
"Dang.. my kid's getting a biatchunky.  I need to force that kid to exercise"
*kid loses weight and spends time outside*

Today:
"Dang.. my kid's getting a biatchunky. I need to force that kid to exercise"
*CPS gets called because of abusive parent forcing kids to walk or jog*

Second:
Sorry children.  Due to budget cuts, we're getting rid of P.E. classes in 3rd - 6th grades.  However, you must all still report to history.  If don't remember that names of Christopher Columbus' three ships you will fail and be held back 2 grades.  Learning this stuff is important!!!
 
2014-01-15 03:53:50 PM

brobdiggy: 2 more causes of obesity:

First:
1950:
"Dang.. my kid's getting a biatchunky.  I need to force that kid to exercise"
*kid loses weight and spends time outside*

Today:
"Dang.. my kid's getting a biatchunky. I need to force that kid to exercise"
*CPS gets called because of abusive parent forcing kids to walk or jog*

Second:
Sorry children.  Due to budget cuts, we're getting rid of P.E. classes in 3rd - 6th grades.  However, you must all still report to history.  If don't remember that names of Christopher Columbus' three ships you will fail and be held back 2 grades.  Learning this stuff is important!!!


Not just PE.  Remember recess?
 
2014-01-15 03:54:20 PM
Filter pwn in the previous post.... should read "biatchunky"
 
2014-01-15 03:54:31 PM

Thunderpipes: Food is not the issue. We ate a whole lot worse in the 70s. But we were outside all day, running, playing, all day, everyday we could.

Simple lack of movement.


There is truth here.

In my group of friends, none of us were fat as kids...we ate McDonalds, pizza, Pup N' Taco, etc. and never got fat.

We were always outside playing too, either baseball (chipped tooth), football (concussion), riding our bikes (took off two of the nails on my left hand by side swiping a cinder block wall), climbing trees (numerous falls, broken wrist).

Good times.
 
2014-01-15 03:55:28 PM

brobdiggy: biatchunky


Ha! I love the filter. So much accidental hilarity.
 
2014-01-15 03:55:31 PM

brobdiggy: Filter pwn in the previous post.... should read "biatchunky"


dammit.. I just can't win.
 
2014-01-15 03:55:33 PM
If we put poor people to work in the grain fields, they'd get enough exercise and be thin again.  Hundreds of years ago, they had it right--lots of people toiling away if they couldn't afford to do otherwise.  And their diet contained much less meat and fat, and a lot more grain, so their teeth were better and they had fewer heart problems.

Serfdom may not have been all shakes and giggles, but at least the poor people didn't complain about being fat.
 
2014-01-15 03:57:10 PM

sigdiamond2000: No, I'm saying that fast food isn't just fast food restaurants.

I don't think there was anyone seriously arguing that fast food restaurants, on their own, are singularly to blame for childhood obesity.


The_Hairy_Gooch: I think what he was saying was that "processed food and sugar sweetened beverages" are a form of fast food, as in, "Oh I'm hungry now what can I eat with zero prep time... Oh this bag of doritos and a mountain dew will suffice" hence the processed food bit.


Ok, my bad. I misunderstood the statement.
 
2014-01-15 03:58:27 PM

brobdiggy: Once upon a time, a few decades ago:
"Wow.. I'm fat and stupid. Maybe I should learn something and get in shape."
Result? People were more likely to take responsibility for themselves.


Overheard: "I'd do anything to lose weight. I've even looked into getting that surgery!"

The gal who uttered this line, who would "do anything" and "even" looked into elective, invasive surgery, gave no serious consideration to changing her lifestyle. WTF.
 
2014-01-15 04:02:24 PM
This just in: Americans are Fat, Lazy, Stupid, and Ignorant.
Film at 11.
 
2014-01-15 04:03:00 PM

MyRandomName: Wasn't there a study on SNAP last year showing 40% of the money went to sugary drinks. Why is that even allowed.


Because Michelle Obama is fat and Barak has big ears and eats mustard on hamburgers.
 
2014-01-15 04:04:27 PM

cashman: Cue up that fat McDonald's kid!


I read this as "CUT UP"....and thought "well, THAT'S a bit extreme...."
 
2014-01-15 04:04:50 PM

vudukungfu: This just in: Americans are Fat, Lazy, and Stupid. and Ignorant.
Film at 11.


FTFY

We know better, we just don't care enough to change.
 
2014-01-15 04:04:59 PM
FTA: "Children who rely on fast foods may tend to have parents who do not have the means, desire or time to purchase or prepare healthy foods at home," Popkin said. "This is really what is driving children's obesity and what needs to be addressed in any solution."'

I hate that they added this word: desire.
Really? How about energy? It's not just money and time- it takes effort to make good food that's good for you.
And agreed to everyone that mentioned no recess access. That, and you can't ever let your kids play outside without being there with them 100% all of the time, or CPS gets called for possible neglect.
How else are you supposed to get them out from under your feet while you're cooking?
 
2014-01-15 04:06:20 PM

JohnAnnArbor: There's Always A Bloody Ghost: This is all very well and fine, but when you're poor, fresh fruits and vegetables are either not available in your neighbourhood, or they are too expensive. When you have hungry mouths to feed, you're going to go for the most food for the least amount of money. What really needs to change is to have more real, budget grocery stores or produce sellers in poor neighbourhoods and less 711s and fast food joints.

Getting held up, rampant theft, etc. makes a low-margin business like grocery stores even more difficult to run.  There's a reason Detroit has few grocery stores (two opened to great fanfare recently).

On top of that, charge more than a suburban market?  Racist!  Detain a shoplifter?  Racist!  And on and on.  It's easier to close the store and do business elsewhere.


Don't forget dry asparagus.
 
Ant
2014-01-15 04:08:36 PM

brobdiggy: "Wow.. I'm fat and stupid.  Someone oughta pass a law!!  Outrage!  Who's fault is this!?!?!"


I not so sure it's fat people who want these laws.
 
2014-01-15 04:09:45 PM
Another reason why obesity is up:

1950
Joe:  "Damn.  That guy Billy is a fatty"
*nothing happens to Joe because Billy really is morbidly obese

Today:
Steve:  "Maybe Michelle (who is morbidly obese) should lose some weight..."
*OMG you can't say that to people because self-esteem and body image!  You need to accept her!  You're a terrible person and you need to publicly apologize!  OUTRAGE WHARRGARBLL.

Case in point is the Gabourey Sidibe spat at the Golden Globes.
This page lets you zoom in on a picture.  Beware of the arms at the elbow joint....

Link
 
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