Skip to comments.Study: Junk food doesn’t cause obesity in middle schools
Posted on 01/17/2012 11:45:52 AM PST by yinandyang
A new study of nearly 20,000 middle schoolers has found that kids who attend schools that sell junk food such as soda and doughnuts do not gain more weight than students who attend schools where that type of food isn't avai
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That just simply means that the gov’t hasn’t gone far enough and still has to do even more to save the children. /sarc
The reason why there are more overweight kids isn’t because of what they are eating at school. It’s because no one is home. Employed moms rely more on fattening convenience/takeout food because they are too tired to cook. Unsupervised kids will spend more time watching t.v., playing video games, and surfin’ the internet at home than playing or other physical activity. The un-PC truth.
Anyone who think kids get fat from pop and snacks at school, or what they eat at school in general, is a moron. I don’t think anyone actually thinks it, actually. They’re merely looking, as always, for more power. First it’s federal control of school meals, for the children. Then it’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for the children. Then it’s meals in summer and whenever else schools are closed, for the children. Then it’s removing kids from the home not for abuse but for the kids being a little overweight, as if they’ll miraculously lose it in a foster home.
Before you know it parents will no longer control what they’re kids eat at all, and there will be public meals like there is now public education. Otherwise known as half of “bread and circuses.”
I haven’t read the article. Whenever this topic comes up I reflect upon the years at the schools in Southern California back in the 50’s, and the 60’s when we had all the junk food we could handle, and we hadn’t the fat problem then, so why now?
Basically we ate the same stuff then as now. Burgers, fries, pizza, Hostess Cup Cakes, and Twinkies, and they were better back then too, Coca Cola, Pepsi, Grapette, Nehi, but the one thing we did different was we got off our butts, and played Football, Basketball, Baseball, Ditchum, Kickball, you name it we played outdoors, and we played hard, and ran off the weight.
Even if we sat to watch some favorite television show we still got out daily and exercised.
You probably ate/drank less of it and more than likely not as often. I remember sharing a can of coke with two or three others when we had it. Kids now have access to 2 liter bottles.
Your mom probably dispensed other treats one or two at a time and they probably weren’t always available. I watched a step-nephew down a pack of 12 apple juice boxes in one day to wash down his three mini packs of Doritos. (no, he isn’t an active kid either) A child with one little bag of Doritos and one juice box doled out a few times a week in combination of outdoor play time/sports activities will have a much different calories in/calories out ratio.
We didn’t have “junk food” that often as it wasn’t affordable but we always had oatmeal, fruits and vegetables.
It’s all about the carbs. A ‘good carb’ and a ‘bad carb’ is still a carb.
High fructose corn syrup
eating 450 calorie lunch at school and a laughable gym class where kids mostly stand around and hit a volleyball where they burn off 50 calories, wont make one bit of difference. they eat a gazillion calories when they get home.