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(Mother Nature Network)   The 6 foods you should never give to a child. Yes, your kid's entire diet is on the list   (mnn.com) divider line 136
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2014-01-24 01:57:07 AM
Microwave popcorn. Up until about five years ago, I had never even heard of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. It's the chemical used to line the bags of microwave popcorn so that they don't catch on fire. And while I'm a big fan of keeping flaming microwaves at bay, I'm alarmed by the fact that PFOA has been linked to cancer, postponed puberty, thyroid disease and high cholesterol in kids.

Hey, maybe it will cancel out the early onset puberty linked to dairy products.
 
2014-01-24 07:53:27 AM
Yes, everything causes cancer and will kill us all.
 
2014-01-24 07:54:36 AM
I was expecting chicken nuggets to be on that list.
 
2014-01-24 07:55:37 AM
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Froot Loops trifecta complete?

/hooray for me!
 
2014-01-24 07:59:49 AM
Sports drinks. I remember a time when the only sports drink was Gator Aid, and it came in just 3 flavors, Lemon, Lemon Lime and Fruit Punch. Back then it was truly an acquired taste, and tasted nothing like the sugar filled stuff it is now.
 
2014-01-24 08:01:00 AM
Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.
 
2014-01-24 08:01:05 AM
Should you make the kid's diet entirely out of these things?  No.  But it's not going to kill them to eat them occasionally.  Besides if you deny them entirely, they will subsist on them when they start making their own choices.
 
2014-01-24 08:03:15 AM
You feed your kid canned tomatoes?
 
2014-01-24 08:05:01 AM

genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.


genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.


genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.


genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.

 
2014-01-24 08:05:56 AM
microwave popcorn. is it really that hard to make popcorn? yes, rhetorical. no, it isnt hard, and it's more economical to buy regular popping corn. plus, you can still microwave it if you wanted to.

processed meat. i recall reading something about natural nitrites like celery juice. the funny thing being that chemistry dont give a damn if shiat is natural or not. plus, we like spam. and bacon. and hot dogs.
 
2014-01-24 08:07:30 AM

genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.


until they get kidnapped by the kiddy diddler down the street!!!!11!!!1
 
2014-01-24 08:08:45 AM
Not mentioned: Velveeta and Easy Cheese.
 
2014-01-24 08:10:05 AM
I'm not a parent, nor an extraordinarily healthy eater.  But I always wonder why you see parents giving a 5-month-old ice cream, or cake, or candy.  They have no benchmark on junk food.  Why not cram their gullets with as much wholesomely unappealing vegetables you can until they discover sugar on their own?  I mean yeah the gig will eventually be up, but  this seems like an avoidable problem to me.
 
2014-01-24 08:10:15 AM
And for a great post-soccer game recovery drink, try chocolate milk - it has the perfect blend of carbs and protein to help little bodies repair and replenish.

Who the hell wants to drink milk after playing soccer on a hot day? Barf
 
2014-01-24 08:10:26 AM

legion_of_doo: processed meat. i recall reading something about natural nitrites like celery juice. the funny thing being that chemistry dont give a damn if shiat is natural or not. plus, we like spam. and bacon. and hot dogs.


Nonsense. "All natural" automatically means it's good for you, everyone knows that. Otherwise my daily therapy regimen involving rubbing sumac all over my body... why... it would be absurd!
 
2014-01-24 08:11:05 AM
Doritos and Oreos it is,  then.
 
2014-01-24 08:11:35 AM
Really hippies? Fat is bad and causes colon cancer in children?  How many actual farking statistical studies do you have on that? Because I'm betting that colon cancer is such a diminishingly rare issue for children that it can't be declaratively and definitively linked to your farking hot dogs.

Fat is demonstrably NOT bad for you; the brain and body need it, as all of the paleo people will lovingly tell you for 400 hours.

I actually agree about the sugar stuff.  But they show their hand when they go 'FEED THE BASTARDS CHOCOLCATE MALK!!' in the sports drink section.  Guess what? Chocomalk is just as high in sugar as your nemesis sport drinks. If not more. It's a soda.
 
2014-01-24 08:14:10 AM

legion_of_doo: microwave popcorn. is it really that hard to make popcorn? yes, rhetorical. no, it isnt hard, and it's more economical to buy regular popping corn. plus, you can still microwave it if you wanted to.

processed meat. i recall reading something about natural nitrites like celery juice. the funny thing being that chemistry dont give a damn if shiat is natural or not. plus, we like spam. and bacon. and hot dogs.


Look there is a whole group of people that can't master the damn popcorn button + popcorn in a microwave.  They will burn their hous down if they tried to make it on the stove.   Almost monthly someone will burn a bag and we are a small place.  I can't see how hard the concept is, once it slows popping to 2 kernals a second turn it off.
 
2014-01-24 08:14:31 AM

legion_of_doo: microwave popcorn. is it really that hard to make popcorn? yes, rhetorical. no, it isnt hard, and it's more economical to buy regular popping corn. plus, you can still microwave it if you wanted to.

processed meat. i recall reading something about natural nitrites like celery juice. the funny thing being that chemistry dont give a damn if shiat is natural or not. plus, we like spam. and bacon. and hot dogs.


1/3 cp popcorn + paper lunch bag = microwavable popcorn.  Not any harder, much cheaper, and you can add whatever flavors you want.
 
2014-01-24 08:14:59 AM

HotWingConspiracy: And for a great post-soccer game recovery drink, try chocolate milk - it has the perfect blend of carbs and protein to help little bodies repair and replenish.

Who the hell wants to drink milk after playing soccer on a hot day? Barf


I suppose once it absorbs some heat and you puke it back out...
 
2014-01-24 08:15:05 AM

legion_of_doo: microwave popcorn. is it really that hard to make popcorn? yes, rhetorical. no, it isnt hard, and it's more economical to buy regular popping corn. plus, you can still microwave it if you wanted to.

processed meat. i recall reading something about natural nitrites like celery juice. the funny thing being that chemistry dont give a damn if shiat is natural or not. plus, we like spam. and bacon. and hot dogs.


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Yeah it's extremely easy to microwave popcorn, and tastes a lot better when you use things like real butter for the topping.
 
2014-01-24 08:15:35 AM
Why does ANYONE eat microwaved popcorn? It takes maybe 5 minutes to make a big pot of real popcorn, and it tastes SO MUCH BETTER. Even with a ton of butter, it's one of the best snacks out there. 

My kid gets a fair amount of processed meat - you can't be a kid in Norway and not eat pølse (hot dogs) - but why anyone would give their kids "sports drinks", sugared cereal or kid yogurt I don't understand. Tomatoes here come in cartons, and BPA was outlawed a long time ago, so I think we're ok there.

But seriously. Kids will like plain yogurt with a little honey or jam in it. Kids will eat a lot of things if you don't make them afraid of it - they don't need special "kid food." Plain cereal is fine, or just eat some good toast or something. Feed your kids food - it doesn't have to be super organic kelp flakes, just regular old food - and run them like dogs. They'll do fine.
 
2014-01-24 08:15:44 AM
Lol, chocolate milk.  Why not just give them a big bowl of ice cream?  It's about the same thing. Drink some water if you're thirsty!
 
2014-01-24 08:15:53 AM
I'm surprised by the canned tomatoes. We use them quite a lot for casseroles., stews and of course pasta sauces.
 
2014-01-24 08:17:50 AM

kroonermanblack: Fat is demonstrably NOT bad for you; the brain and body need it, as all of the paleo people will lovingly tell you for 400 hours.

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NEED MORE BRAIN JUICE

 
2014-01-24 08:18:53 AM

HotWingConspiracy: Who the hell wants to drink milk after playing soccer on a hot day? Barf


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Milk was a bad choice.
 
2014-01-24 08:19:41 AM

legion_of_doo: genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.

until they get kidnapped by the kiddy diddler down the street!!!!11!!!1


Not if they're quick.  Another reason to not fill them with junk and keep them indoors, harder to catch.
 
2014-01-24 08:21:58 AM

skozlaw: legion_of_doo: processed meat. i recall reading something about natural nitrites like celery juice. the funny thing being that chemistry dont give a damn if shiat is natural or not. plus, we like spam. and bacon. and hot dogs.

Nonsense. "All natural" automatically means it's good for you, everyone knows that. Otherwise my daily therapy regimen involving rubbing sumac all over my body... why... it would be absurd!


You should try arsenic. It's all natural!!! :)
 
2014-01-24 08:22:47 AM

apoptotic: I was expecting chicken nuggets to be on that list.


I'd guess they'd fall under "processed meats".
 
2014-01-24 08:23:28 AM

Kyro: I'm not a parent, nor an extraordinarily healthy eater.  But I always wonder why you see parents giving a 5-month-old ice cream, or cake, or candy.  They have no benchmark on junk food.  Why not cram their gullets with as much wholesomely unappealing vegetables you can until they discover sugar on their own?  I mean yeah the gig will eventually be up, but  this seems like an avoidable problem to me.


Breast milk is very sweet so I guess we should stop using that too?
 
2014-01-24 08:24:43 AM

genepool lifeboat: legion_of_doo: genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.

until they get kidnapped by the kiddy diddler down the street!!!!11!!!1

Not if they're quick.  Another reason to not fill them with junk and keep them indoors, harder to catch.


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2014-01-24 08:24:56 AM
I want my Chocolate Covered Sugar Bombs!!
 
2014-01-24 08:25:17 AM

Kyro: I'm not a parent, nor an extraordinarily healthy eater.  But I always wonder why you see parents giving a 5-month-old ice cream, or cake, or candy.  They have no benchmark on junk food.  Why not cram their gullets with as much wholesomely unappealing vegetables you can until they discover sugar on their own?  I mean yeah the gig will eventually be up, but  this seems like an avoidable problem to me.


this worked out really well with my two. now at 8 and 10 they like sweets but do not go overboard and are adventurous eaters willing to try anything.
 
2014-01-24 08:25:34 AM
Canned tomatoes?  Who feeds their kid canned tomatoes?
 
2014-01-24 08:25:53 AM
 
2014-01-24 08:26:05 AM
No mention of the organic, free-range, grass-fed, gluten-free alternatives?  I'm disappointed.
 
2014-01-24 08:26:41 AM

TNel: Kyro: I'm not a parent, nor an extraordinarily healthy eater.  But I always wonder why you see parents giving a 5-month-old ice cream, or cake, or candy.  They have no benchmark on junk food.  Why not cram their gullets with as much wholesomely unappealing vegetables you can until they discover sugar on their own?  I mean yeah the gig will eventually be up, but  this seems like an avoidable problem to me.

Breast milk is very sweet so I guess we should stop using that too?


Sure, it's the same thing as ice cream. I just don't understand how they get all those nuts and chocolate chips out of their nipples when they're pumping Rocky Road.
 
2014-01-24 08:27:06 AM

Rev. Skarekroe: Canned tomatoes?  Who feeds their kid canned tomatoes?


People who actually cook at home.
 
2014-01-24 08:27:30 AM

great_tigers: You feed your kid canned tomatoes?


You don't? I usually just have a place setting with a can of diced tomatoes, a spoon and a can opener. It also teaches the kids hand-eye coordination and problem solving skills.
 
2014-01-24 08:27:34 AM

TNel: Breast milk is very sweet so I guess we should stop using that too?


Don't be intentionally dense.  No pediatrician ever made the recommendation to ween your kid off breast milk and on to Milkyways.
 
2014-01-24 08:27:35 AM

TNel: Kyro: I'm not a parent, nor an extraordinarily healthy eater.  But I always wonder why you see parents giving a 5-month-old ice cream, or cake, or candy.  They have no benchmark on junk food.  Why not cram their gullets with as much wholesomely unappealing vegetables you can until they discover sugar on their own?  I mean yeah the gig will eventually be up, but  this seems like an avoidable problem to me.

Breast milk is very sweet so I guess we should stop using that too?


i have heard human breast milk has a lower lactose content than cow milk, and is less sweet.

*heard* this, mind you. not that i have drank breast milk recently or anything.
 
2014-01-24 08:27:53 AM

HotWingConspiracy: And for a great post-soccer game recovery drink, try chocolate milk - it has the perfect blend of carbs and protein to help little bodies repair and replenish.

Who the hell wants to drink milk after playing soccer on a hot day? Barf


I was at a Circle Jerks show with a couple of the lads back in the day - we were happy, sweaty and bruised at the end, and staggered into a bodega on the way home - buddy and I each bought a liter of water and chugged it - and my other friend bought a liter of V8 - freaking V8 - and downed it in like one gulp. I almost puked just watching it. Some people are... strange. 

Chocolate milk is sold as a sports drink here. Me, I don't get it.
 
2014-01-24 08:27:59 AM
The only one on that list that we use regularly around here are kids yogurt.  We use the Chobani greek yogurt tubes (think Go-gurt, but greek).  They are lower sugar, and the kids like the taste.  *shrug*
 
2014-01-24 08:29:35 AM

genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play.

Kick them outside and lock the doors.

FTFY
 
2014-01-24 08:29:43 AM

TNel: Kyro: I'm not a parent, nor an extraordinarily healthy eater.  But I always wonder why you see parents giving a 5-month-old ice cream, or cake, or candy.  They have no benchmark on junk food.  Why not cram their gullets with as much wholesomely unappealing vegetables you can until they discover sugar on their own?  I mean yeah the gig will eventually be up, but  this seems like an avoidable problem to me.

Breast milk is very sweet so I guess we should stop using that too?


Breast milk is not the equivalent of ice cream or cake.
But you knew that.
 
2014-01-24 08:30:07 AM
Oh good..............another "blogger" dispensing information that has been readily available and known by most non cave dwelling people for at least 10 years.  Do these people actually get paid? Or is it more of a self righteousness thing?
 
2014-01-24 08:32:37 AM

traylor: genepool lifeboat: Want to keep your kids healthy?  Let them go outside to play. Kick them outside and lock the doors.

FTFY


That's how I grew up.
 
2014-01-24 08:32:52 AM
The lack of nutritional awareness in this article is quite fun. Of course it praddles the old notion "Fat bad! No fat, ever!" as well as the old "Processed meats have 'these things' (naturally occurring substances that would be there if it was processed or not) so don't eat them." But I've rarely heard "Sports drinks too sugary! Give chocolate milk instead!"
 
2014-01-24 08:35:40 AM

HotWingConspiracy: And for a great post-soccer game recovery drink, try chocolate milk - it has the perfect blend of carbs and protein to help little bodies repair and replenish.

Who the hell wants to drink milk after playing soccer on a hot day? Barf


That was literally my first thought - hot + tired + thirsty + milk = Puke city.
 
2014-01-24 08:35:54 AM
When I was a kid microwave ovens weren't around yet, we had Jiffy Pop which was Fun to do on the Gas stove and maybe singe the hairs on your arms a little (Watch your Shirt Dammit!!! OK, Dad!) I don't think I ever heard of Youghurt (how DO you spell that anyway No real Food is spelled like that!) until sometime in High School or after. I still have never had it. And the closest thing that I can think of that we ever thought could be a "Sports Drink" back then was Yoo-Hoo or maybe Kool-Ade.The rest of the stuff, Cereals, Lunchmeat, Hotdogs & SPAM we had plenty of. As far as the Tomatoes, well there was no premade Spaghetti sauce until Ragu came along other than Chef Boy-ar-Dee so Mom had to make sauce from scratch with Tomato Paste & Tomato sauce in cans. I guess I should have Died a long time ago.
 
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