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(Science Daily)   McDonald's isn't the reason why your kid is fat. You are   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 18
    More: Obvious, Mcdonald, clinical nutrition, childhood obesity, Barry Popkin, PhD, distinguished professor, fat  
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2014-01-15 03:43:49 PM  
3 votes:
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 03:39:17 PM  
3 votes:
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 03:38:31 PM  
3 votes:
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.
Ant
2014-01-15 04:28:41 PM  
2 votes:

meat0918: There is a line between Little Johnny out playing in his front yard or at a friend's house and Little Johnny is playing outside in torn clothes, unkempt hair, and doesn't look like he's been fed very well for weeks and the neighbors know something bad is going on, this is the last straw, I'm calling CPS.


When I was an 8-year-old kid, I'd roam the entire city (Boise, ID) with my friends. If a parent let their kid do that nowadays, you're gonna be accused of being the worst parent on Earth.
2014-01-15 04:22:01 PM  
2 votes:

meat0918: tlars699: 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.
 There is a line between Little Johnny out playing in his front yard or at a friend's house and Little Johnny is playing outside in torn clothes, unkempt hair, and doesn't look like he's been fed very well for weeks and the neighbors know something bad is going on, this is the last straw, I'm calling CPS.


I can see maybe not wanting to let them go outside if you're in a neighborhood that would be called "war torn" if it wasn't in the US, but average America USA, where it appears people are phobic about interacting with others?  Please.


Agreed.
However, if your neighbors don't like you, you would still get investigated.
If you have an investigation, and you have shared custody with other parent, other parent could say whatever they want to try and get kids from you, so you have to pay them child support.

Or neighbor decides that Shelly and Steven shouldn't play together, because Shelly's parents believe in evolution. Shelly comes over, because nobody previously said anything- Steven's mom calls CPS- "I'm always feeding her and taking care of her!!"
CPS Investigates, and takes her away because Steven's mom starts saying other crap about molestation stories.

CPS likes "saving" kids who "need" it, and looking over kids that actually do, because "not enough evidence".

/Way too much experience. Maybe it's just my state. Who knows?
//Laws that require the victim(child) to report abuse for probably cause, suck.
2014-01-15 03:36:02 PM  
2 votes:
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2014-01-15 04:45:36 PM  
1 votes:

sigdiamond2000: That's true for men's clothes too. As far as T-shirts go, small now is what large was back in the 80s.


Which is why I know I'm an 18.5" collar, a 35/36" sleeve length (for dress shirts), 38" waist and 34" inseam (suit pants/slacks are slightly different).

They haven't changed the length of an inch in a few hundred years.

// everything should be sized by inches
// "that dress? it's a size 36-22-36." BAM! No guesswork.
2014-01-15 04:42:01 PM  
1 votes:

tlars699: meat0918: meat0918: tlars699: brobdiggy: 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

Yes, but morbidly obese in the 1950's and morbidly obese now mean different things. Marilyn Monroe was obese by today's standards.

no she wasn't.

and here's some proof for you

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-24/hollywood-auction-ends-myth -o f-zaftig-marilyn-virginia-postrel.html
The auction's top-ticket item was Monroe's famous white halter dress from "The Seven Year Itch," the one that billowed up as the subway passed. It sold for almost $5.66 million (including the buyer's premium) to an unknown phone bidder. Sharing a rotating mirrored platform with Hedy Lamarr's peacock gown from "Samson and Delilah" and Kim Novak's rhinestone- fringed show dress from "Jeanne Eagels,"

Monroe's costume was displayed on a mannequin that had been carved down from a standard size 2 to accommodate the tiny waist. Even then, the zipper could not entirely close.

A 2 would not accommodate her bust/hips, which were 36" according to her dressmaker. It helps that it was a billowy dress though.

She did have 22" waist which would be a size 1 in hip measurements, but then women are supposed to be rectangles with no curves anymore, right?


I really honestly blame the one(or few) size(s) fits all culture that took over the American clothing industry as well as the decline of tailors.

I need Large Tall long sleeve shirts, because most Extra Larges are too billowy, but Large the arms are almost always too short.
2014-01-15 04:23:05 PM  
1 votes:

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.


I don't know where you live, but bananas are never that cheap, and most other fruits and vegetables are more expensive. Unfortunately, most people are also not educated about healthy food choices and will go for cheap over healthy. I bet most people couldn't name most vegetables if you put them in front of them and certainly wouldn't know how to prepare them. I'm not blaming the government, I know people need to educate themselves, but most won't, so the government providing info about healthy foods could help.
Ant
2014-01-15 04:16:07 PM  
1 votes:

brobdiggy: 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


Yes, your freedom to be an abusive asshole has been curtailed. Oh no!
2014-01-15 04:15:08 PM  
1 votes:

tlars699: Satan's Bunny Slippers: 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.

Schnuks schnuks schnuks


I have a love/hate relationship with Schnucks.  Mostly hate though.
Ant
2014-01-15 04:13:53 PM  
1 votes:
If you look at the group of people who are most outraged by the obesity epidemic, I'd wager that the majority of them are not obese.
2014-01-15 04:11:07 PM  
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: 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.


Emphasis mine. There's the problem right there! All this time, we've been oblivious to the squads of clown-men breaking into our houses and forcing our children to eat hamburgers. What an important discovery you've made.

Common sense: children can't drive themselves to McDonalds, and generally wouldn't have the money to buy hamburgers even if they big-wheeled it down there. Basically, children don't make dietary decisions, parents do. Children's dietary problems are parents fault and responsibility, period.
2014-01-15 04:04:59 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:47:31 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:45:37 PM  
1 votes:

cashman: Cue up that fat McDonald's kid!


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2014-01-15 03:40:49 PM  
1 votes:
 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 03:35:35 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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