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Clinton wins crackdown on school junk food
MSNBC ^ | 10/06/2006

Posted on 10/06/2006 3:57:54 PM PDT by Panerai

5 major food companies agree to snack guidelines that would ban Snickers

Snacks sold in schools will have less fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton.

Just five months after a similar agreement targeting the sale of sodas in schools, Clinton and the American Heart Association announced a deal Friday with several major food companies to make school snacks healthier — the latest assault on the nation’s childhood obesity epidemic.

“This is voluntary,” Clinton said. “They don’t have to do it. But they recognize the challenge we face, and they are helping us face the first step.”

Clinton said the obesity problem is hurting the American economy by contributing to high health care costs.

The agreement with Kraft Foods Inc., Mars Inc., Campbell Soup Co., Groupe Danone SA and PepsiCo Inc. sets guidelines for fat, sugar, sodium and calories for snack foods sold in school vending machines, stores and snack bars. Those companies make everything from M&M’s, yogurt and granola bars to Frito-Lay potato chips, Snickers bars and canned soups.

Under the guidelines, most foods won’t be permitted to derive more than 35 percent of their calories from fat and more than 10 percent from saturated fat. There will be a limit of 35 percent for sugar content by weight.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: clinton; fatboy; foodpolice; impeachedrapist; ineedsomethingtodo; nannystate; schools; snackfood; statesman
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1 posted on 10/06/2006 3:57:55 PM PDT by Panerai
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To: Panerai
Thank Goodness!

I wonder if he would have gotten Bin Laden if he "cracked down" on him half as hard.
2 posted on 10/06/2006 3:59:12 PM PDT by msnimje (Seriously, if it REALLY were a religion of PEACE, would they have to label it as such?)
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To: Panerai

How can we miss him if he won't go away?


3 posted on 10/06/2006 3:59:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: BenLurkin

Why doesn't Billy Pig go on a 30 year cruise to Antartica?


4 posted on 10/06/2006 4:01:25 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Panerai
Clinton wins crackdown on school junk food

Using the principle that some people's faces are considered eye candy, and some people's faces are not (ergo, "junk food"), I was hoping this might mean that all public schools would no longer be allowed to display pictures of 41 or his WINO.

5 posted on 10/06/2006 4:02:46 PM PDT by GretchenM (What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? Please meet my friend, Jesus.)
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To: unkus

Or up in the Andes -- he might might another mummy to admire.


6 posted on 10/06/2006 4:03:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Panerai
Clinton said the obesity problem is hurting the American economy by contributing to high health care costs.

I guess the Hillary health plan is being implemented one small piece at a time rather than all at once.

7 posted on 10/06/2006 4:06:04 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup
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To: BenLurkin

Billy Pig will scheme until he dies-what repulsive people.


8 posted on 10/06/2006 4:06:46 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Panerai

Why did I know they'd have a picture of his bulbous nose.


9 posted on 10/06/2006 4:07:06 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: Panerai

10 posted on 10/06/2006 4:07:08 PM PDT by veronica
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To: Panerai

Ten bucks says some enterprising little businessman is going to make a fortune selling Cokes and candy bars out of his backpack.


11 posted on 10/06/2006 4:07:35 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Panerai

Now, when are they going to start restricting people on food stamps from buying junk food?

My friend worked at a supermarket and was always frustrated at the junk food that people of food stamps bought. It is our tax dollars after all.


12 posted on 10/06/2006 4:09:56 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: veronica

LOL!


13 posted on 10/06/2006 4:13:27 PM PDT by Sister_T (The Foley scandal will NEVER get me to vote for "cut-and-run", hypocritical DemocRATs!)
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To: Gabz; traviskicks

"Clinton said the obesity problem is hurting the American economy by contributing to high health care costs."


Slikk williee klintooon is beginning the next phase, to demonize the next group of undesirables.

Major nanny-state ping, also worthless lying piece of $hit ping.


14 posted on 10/06/2006 4:16:10 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: Panerai

Boy, talk about your case of "do as I say, not as I do".


15 posted on 10/06/2006 4:19:05 PM PDT by RichInOC (Bill Clinton will screw anything that moves and eat anything that doesn't...or something like that.)
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To: Panerai

Snacks sold in schools will have less fat, sugar and salt under the latest crackdown on junk food won by former President Clinton --- including Snickers bars.

---- afterwards Clinton remarked that the deal was like taking candy from a baby.


16 posted on 10/06/2006 4:22:12 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Panerai

Bill ate five Big Macs in celebration.


17 posted on 10/06/2006 4:22:25 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: 383rr

Agreed. Why didn't those food companies just tell Slick to go stuff it (metaphorically speaking;) and remind that lying rapist POS that this is the United States of America, and people will eat what they feel like eating, because they are FREE, and not (yet) under the thumb of his disgraceful "wife" and her socialist utopia!


18 posted on 10/06/2006 4:22:57 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Panerai

Bill Clinton...Food Nazi.


19 posted on 10/06/2006 4:23:11 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: RichInOC

Next Clinton will be hawking herpes medications...


20 posted on 10/06/2006 4:24:25 PM PDT by veronica
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To: Panerai

The notion of salt as being harmful is silly, except for certain people with certain medical problems, who know who they are. Salt does not cause healthy people to develop health problems.


21 posted on 10/06/2006 4:25:05 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Panerai
Yeah! Let's stock vending machines with bagged spinach instead. It's for the children after all.
22 posted on 10/06/2006 4:25:11 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Frank_2001

I wish someone would tell this lying, cheating POS to go to hell. I hate him. Oh, God help me, how I hate him.


23 posted on 10/06/2006 4:25:33 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: My2Cents
Bill ate five Big Macs in celebration.

And in a few months the taxpayer will pick up the tab again for Willie Jeff to get another bypass.

24 posted on 10/06/2006 4:27:44 PM PDT by DaBroasta (Help stop the hate--vote Republican)
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To: Panerai

His conduct in the instant matter could be an indication of a personality trait of "straining at gnats and swallowing camels!"


25 posted on 10/06/2006 4:27:47 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Panerai

The Clinton mantra: do as I say, not as I do.


26 posted on 10/06/2006 4:30:45 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: Panerai; Just another Joe; CSM; lockjaw02; Publius6961; elkfersupper; nopardons; metesky; Mears; ...

Nanny State Ping...........


Tomorrow I'm giong to buy a package of snickers and pack them in my daughter's lunch on Monday..........LOL!!!


27 posted on 10/06/2006 4:31:07 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Where did Sick Willie get the authority to "crack down" on anything?

Sick Willie, I fart in your direction.


28 posted on 10/06/2006 4:34:29 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Panerai

More of the same, tired liberal blame the Coke & burgers for making Bubba fat.

While we're at it, why not ban cups, plates and forks?

29 posted on 10/06/2006 4:34:49 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Panerai

Listen up Kids, you have to eat that Old Hippie tofu and granola crap at school because Bill & Hillary Klintoon and their merry band of DemonRATS want to get back in the White House for another eight years.


30 posted on 10/06/2006 4:35:09 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Aside from abortion, perversion, sedition and corruption, what do the Democrats stand for?)
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To: 383rr

I notice Kraft is involved in this cavein........not surprising asthey've been under the mantle of Philip Morris (now Altria) for so long.....not sure if that has been totally split off or not, but no matter, they learned from the best of the monopolistic capitulators.


31 posted on 10/06/2006 4:35:15 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Gabz

Ah heck.

Buy two so she can share.

;-)


32 posted on 10/06/2006 4:36:19 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: melt

33 posted on 10/06/2006 4:37:34 PM PDT by veronica
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To: melt

I don't want to know why he's wearing gloves.

Yuck.


34 posted on 10/06/2006 4:38:24 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Panerai

The words Clinton and crack should never be used in a sentence together.


35 posted on 10/06/2006 4:38:48 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: Gabz

Yes, they have. I wonder when the "big food" payoffs will begin to roll into the government coffers?


36 posted on 10/06/2006 4:40:04 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: Gabz
How about some of these? Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
37 posted on 10/06/2006 4:42:58 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: fanfan

LOL!!!

Actually, she and daddy are sharing a soda right now.....but she's not allowed to bring them to school. But the ban on soda in the elemntary school has nothing to do with this PC nonsense.....the ban was because of too many shaken up cans being openned.....


38 posted on 10/06/2006 4:43:19 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Panerai

Clinton had nothing to do with any of this. Mike Huckabee and local people have been pushing states to do this for years, with great success.


39 posted on 10/06/2006 4:43:48 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 383rr

It will take a few years, but I expect to see it happen unless we can some things turned around.

Let's start by following Shakespeare's advice - first kill all the lawyers........


40 posted on 10/06/2006 4:45:00 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Gabz

Sounds like a plan........


41 posted on 10/06/2006 4:46:00 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: 383rr

That sounds GREAT.

Alas, Hershey has gone the PC route.........I received a box of hershey's dark chocolate that actually has a warning on the package........


42 posted on 10/06/2006 4:47:44 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: veronica

Yech! We should also ban claws, and sew mouths shut--- for their own good.

43 posted on 10/06/2006 4:48:05 PM PDT by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Panerai

Why Is Bill Clinton involved in this? Good grief, I am sure glad I don't have to go to school anymore. I am sure the Snickers company just loves him. Bill Clinton, Mr. Big Mac is suddenly a food nazi! Who'd of thunk it?


44 posted on 10/06/2006 4:48:06 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Gabz

You're kidding???!!!!!

Good Lord, is nothing sacred?


45 posted on 10/06/2006 4:48:50 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: Gabz
Good thinking!

You could send her with a plastic container of flat pop!

Wait, wait, we really have to draw a line at how much we can expect our kids to do for the conservative cause. Drinking flat pop would suck.

!!!

Send her with a container of wine.
2 a day is good for you after all.

;-)

46 posted on 10/06/2006 4:49:06 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Panerai
Let's feed them spinach, right Bill?

This is probably a good idea but those kids getting a "free" (tax payer-supplied) lunch that I personally know are waifs.

47 posted on 10/06/2006 4:49:18 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace high taxes, gay weddings with Angelides.)
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To: Panerai

He just won't go away! He's like herpes on America.


48 posted on 10/06/2006 4:49:59 PM PDT by jslade (The beatings well cease when morale improves!)
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To: 383rr

I kid you not.

I don't have it in front of me but it was something along the line of the same antioxidents contained in tea and certain fruits are also in this candy, but like most indulgences they should be eaten in moderation.

But the funny thing is what they consider to be moderation..one serving is 4 pieces. This stuff is EXTRA dark chocolate and as much as I adore dark chocolate, 2 at a time is my limit, they are so rich.


49 posted on 10/06/2006 4:54:13 PM PDT by Gabz (Taxaholism, the disease you elect to have (TY xcamel))
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To: Panerai
AlGore & AlGore III:


50 posted on 10/06/2006 4:55:09 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Support Arnold-McClintock or embrace high taxes, gay weddings with Angelides.)
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