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Disney Kids Networks to Ban Junk Food Ads
Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 5, 2012 | Georg Szalai

Posted on 06/05/2012 8:14:24 AM PDT by C19fan

he conglomerate's child-focused radio stations and websites will also launch strict standards for food ads, which CEO Bob Iger is expected to unveil with first lady Michelle Obama.

Disney on Tuesday will unveil plans to keep junk food ads off its child-focused TV networks, radio stations and web sites, The New York Times reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; childhoodobesity; commercials; disney; flotus; foodnazis; foodpolice; junkfood; letsmoo; letsmove; michelleobama; mobama; nannystate; obesity; sugar
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The road to fascism. Tell me again Michelle Obama's anti-obesity is just education and not using the jack boot of gov't.
1 posted on 06/05/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Why is it a bad thing when Disney Kids Networks decide not to show commercials for junk food?

I, for one, would welcome a bit less of the targeted ads directed at my kids for products that are unhealthy for them.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 8:19:51 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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Wow! What else is left? And “healthy foods” is a matter of opinion. Most people think low fat foods are good for you. They are not. They’re heavily processed and have loads of additives for flavor.

So will “Fruit Roll Ups” be acceptible? Few foods have more sugar. What about “Lowfat Pop Tarts”? “Lean Pockets”? Granola bars have an average of 20% more sugar than most candy bars. Will we see those advertised?

If people are stupid enough to vote this POS Marxist into office, they’re certainly stupid enough to praise the Disney channel for their “bold move” and “concern” for the health of their viewers.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 8:22:09 AM PDT by albie
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To: C19fan

Wow! What else is left? And “healthy foods” is a matter of opinion. Most people think low fat foods are good for you. They are not. They’re heavily processed and have loads of additives for flavor.

So will “Fruit Roll Ups” be acceptible? Few foods have more sugar. What about “Lowfat Pop Tarts”? “Lean Pockets”? Granola bars have an average of 20% more sugar than most candy bars. Will we see those advertised?

If people are stupid enough to vote this POS Marxist into office, they’re certainly stupid enough to praise the Disney channel for their “bold move” and “concern” for the health of their viewers.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 8:22:35 AM PDT by albie
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To: An.American.Expatriate
Why is it a bad thing when Disney Kids Networks decide not to show commercials for junk food?

I, for one, would welcome a bit less of the targeted ads directed at my kids for products that are unhealthy for them.


Define "junk food" in a way that is not from a political or food faddist point of view.
5 posted on 06/05/2012 8:24:06 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: C19fan

Political correctness is the silent killer. It’s the justification for many things these days, and most of them are pure evil.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 8:24:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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If Disney really wanted to do something good for kids they would fight to reduce the fire retardant children’s clothing is soaked with...


7 posted on 06/05/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

What do you think these efforts are intended to achieve?

Healthy Children?

Parents thinking the Democrat Party really cares about them and their children?

The Democrats can’t stand on their true goals, so they stoop to projects like this to take the focus off their actual agenda.

While you’re trying to figure out what’s wrong with this, try remembering that those kids wouldn’t even exist if the Democrats had their way. They would have been aborted prior to birth.

Kind of takes the afterglow off their caring persona doesn’t it.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 8:29:36 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: aruanan

I could live with this definition:

“Junk foods typically contain high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little protein, vitamins or minerals. Common junk foods include salted snack foods, gum, candy, sweet desserts, fried fast food, and carbonated beverages.”

I have zero problem with a private company deciding NOT to carry advertisments targeted at childen for such products.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 8:29:44 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: C19fan

Maybe they should ban breast- implanted role models and metro- sexual men.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 8:30:33 AM PDT by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia. 2016 starts today!)
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To: albie

Disney makes tons of money on the overpriced junk food they sell at the amusement parks and branded junk food you can buy at the store.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 8:30:40 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

so...does this mean that they are going to close all of the food places in their themes parks? (not holding my breath)


12 posted on 06/05/2012 8:30:52 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: DoughtyOne
Who is to decide what is junk food?

M&M's, Hershey Kisses?

13 posted on 06/05/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by AGreatPer (Any Republican. Just NO Obama.)
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To: GOPJ

So because Disney doesn’t campaign against your pet project, it is wrong of them to stop luring children with advertisments for products which most rational people would consider unhealthly for children?


14 posted on 06/05/2012 8:32:44 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Common junk foods include SALTED snack foods...

Why did you include SALTED here?

Search for an article posted on the forum in the last few days. That article completely debunks the idea that salt is bad for us.

The reason you included SALTED, is because the Leftist have been banging their drum on that issue for decades. It’s like man-made global warming. It simply doesn’t exist.

The schools have eliminated recess. Now they blame fast food for the condition of our children.

Who controls the schools? Conservatives? LOL, these Leftist are running a game on you.


15 posted on 06/05/2012 8:34:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: C19fan
The road to fascism.

Disney can advertise whatever it wants. If you want to advertise twinkies and super frosted sugar balls then start your own media company and solicit advertisers of same.

16 posted on 06/05/2012 8:35:17 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode or Evil, that's the choice.)
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To: GOPJ
If Disney really wanted to do something good for kids they would fight to reduce the fire retardant children’s clothing is soaked with...
I remember the TRIS controversy many moons ago, but nothing since then.
You have a source, more info, links, etc?
17 posted on 06/05/2012 8:36:25 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: albie

I’ve heard some disturbing information about how Disney embraces something called “Gay Days”, and welcomes the homosexual community for special events at Disney parks.

So, on the one hand, Disney embraces homosexuality. On the other hand, Disney is oh so concerned about families and children that they are going to refuse ads for “junk food”.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 8:37:20 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: DoughtyOne
What do you think these efforts are intended to achieve? ... Parents thinking the Democrat Party really cares about them and their children?

??? Disney droping ads for junk food targeted at kids => Dem's care for kids? Or do you simply oppose the fact that Michelle is involved?

While you’re trying to figure out what’s wrong with this ...

I see nothing wrong with it!

It's not like Disney is now suddenly advocating / the government mandating that kids can't eat junk food! Disney has simply decided to NOT accept advertising for junk food.

19 posted on 06/05/2012 8:38:23 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: AGreatPer

How about all chocolate? As crazy as these loons are, there’s no telling where this will wind up.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 8:38:37 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Sirius Lee

I question how much of this decision was Disney’s alone or realizing it will be punished for not following the White Hosue. That is fascism. You can keep your business but when Il Duceess wants something done you better follow.


21 posted on 06/05/2012 8:41:42 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: An.American.Expatriate

If Michelle Obama is involved, it is a backhanded way to see more private industry and their employees fail. Wouldn’t Disney love to see Hershey’s fail - for example.

Responsible parents limit junk food - this is a back handed way to get back at capitalism with Michelle involved. Disney as a private company can do what it wants, but there must be some sort of govenment behind the scenes kickback in it for them - we just aren’t told what is going on behind the scenes with big government and Disney. We’ll know soon enough I assume.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 8:43:23 AM PDT by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
Would you feel the same if conservatives put pressure on Disney to bend to our beliefs about what's important for children?

Elite liberals have an obsession issue with 'the body' over 'the soul' and Disney exemplifies it.

I'd rather see a child drink a soda a day - and play with stupid bright colored plastic toys than to learn that all 'lifestyles' are morally the same. But I also don't believe it's the job of our side to enlist Disney to push our beliefs. Unlike elite control freak liberals who seems to feel the rest of us must bow to their wisdom.

That said, Disney sells lots of PJ's for children - and the stuff is soaked in fire retardant... if their only concern is 'the body' they should start with that...

23 posted on 06/05/2012 8:44:06 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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Why did you include SALTED here?

Because we get enough salt in our normal diet / by adding salt to foods (yes I read that article you mentioned). There is no need for our children to eat salted snack food - there is also nothing *especially* wrong with it.

I just fail to understand how NOT airing targeted ads for junk food on programs for children is somehow some vast left wing conspiracy.

24 posted on 06/05/2012 8:45:58 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: C19fan

Somehow, I don't think it will work...........

25 posted on 06/05/2012 8:47:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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In other news: Disney theme parks shutter candy stores, caramel corn vendors, soft drinks, and revoke all foodstuff licenses worldwide.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 8:52:25 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: AGreatPer; DoughtyOne

I define ‘junk food’ as the stuff that’s in the fridge that I cannot identify as having been food at one time.........


27 posted on 06/05/2012 8:52:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
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28 posted on 06/05/2012 8:54:11 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Because it can be associated with the Obamas.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 8:54:57 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: GOPJ

Conservatives have been calling for years (and have had some limited sucess) for the advertising industry / “junk food” merchants (McDonald’s) to show some constraint in targeting ads at kids.

I can find no fault in Disney’s decision, even if it was brought about through pressure from some elite liberals.

As to the actual shows that air on Disney and what they teach our children - I can find very little there with which I agree and generally keep my kids from viewing such shows.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 8:57:35 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: baddog 219

Oh ...

Disney = Federal Government

I guess I didn’t get the memo.


31 posted on 06/05/2012 8:59:17 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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Because it can be associated with the Obamas.

At least you are honest about it.

32 posted on 06/05/2012 9:00:29 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
What do you think these efforts are intended to achieve? ... Parents thinking the Democrat Party really cares about them and their children?

??? Disney droping ads for junk food targeted at kids => Dem's care for kids? Or do you simply oppose the fact that Michelle is involved?

This whole effort is election year related.  As a matter of fact, I don't care for anyone trying to bludgeon someone else or any enterprise in the private sector into doing something using political correctness.  That includes Michelle Obama.  And because of her elevated non-elected status as the powerless first lady, she has no business whatsoever being involved in trying to dictate to anyone what they can or cannot do.

While you’re trying to figure out what’s wrong with this ...

I see nothing wrong with it!Okay, then how will you feel when Michelle says you can't do something else?  Where do you draw the line?  When she bans syrup, economy size soft drinks, butter, Crisco, salt, certain cuts of beef... you'll be right there to kiss her feet right?  When she and her gang start focusing on McDonald's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and other fast food enterprises, you'll be right there to praise her right?

These are matters of personal choice, and my Constitution doesn't grant Michelle Obama, you, or anyone else to make these decisions for me.  If I and the general public prefer to eat some of these things from time to time, it's none of your G D business.

There seems to be some sort of run-way logic trail, where well-meaning people somehow disconnect with reality to justify some illogical conclusions.  What's wrong with junk food in moderation?  If we were honest with ourselves, no chips, any deserts, sodas, alcoholic drinks, or many other items would be sold.  In moderation, there isn't a problem with these things.  I like hamburgers.  That doesn't mean I eat them every day.  I like M&Ms too.  I eat them about once every six months.  Who are you are anyone else to decide what I, my wife, or my kids eat?

As a parent, if I don't think something is healthy for my children, I will limit access to it.  Believe it or not, I haven't curled into a fetal position in a corner on the floor under the kitchen table because I couldn't deal with it.

It's not like Disney is now suddenly advocating / the government mandating that kids can't eat junk food! Disney has simply decided to NOT accept advertising for junk food.

Disney is also revising it's menus at all it's theme parks.  An unelected private individual is mandating all this, and you're sitting there happy as a Lark because it's a good thing.Then it will be okay when she focuses on weapons?  You know, those hurt a lot of people each year...

Sheesh!


33 posted on 06/05/2012 9:02:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Don’t see any reason not to be.


34 posted on 06/05/2012 9:02:55 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Are you aware that some of the early signs of trouble in Germany prior to WWII, was political correctness gone rampant?

As someone else said, this is Fascistic.

“There is no need for our children to eat salted snack food - there is also nothing *especially* wrong with it.”

And yet, lets let Michelle Obama bludgeon even corporations the size of Disney into complying with her demands. Hell no!

You’re in favor of granting to Michelle Obama the power to dictate to Disney what they do in their theme parks.

Words fail me...


35 posted on 06/05/2012 9:07:35 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Red Badger

I hear ya. Quite often it’s green, and if you look at it long enough, you’ll see it move. LOL


36 posted on 06/05/2012 9:09:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: C19fan

DEFINE junkfood!

if they show a mcdonalds happy meal with apple slices then it does not count as junkfood.

this is meaningless.


37 posted on 06/05/2012 9:11:41 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: oh8eleven
There was a study done recently - testing for chemicals in 'mother's milk' - and they came up with a 'surprisingly' high amount of fire retardant in the milk. I suspect the reporter covering the story didn't know that baby's clothes are soaked in the stuff. That didn't appear in the story.

It was a recent study - recent story - but I have no link... sorry 'bout that...

I'm guessing - but have no proof that this could be something that's impacting children in bad ways - allergies - autism etc... it's one of the few major chemical changes for young children in the last 35 years - a time when numbers for childhood baddies started climbing...

38 posted on 06/05/2012 9:14:49 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: oh8eleven; neverdem
There was a study done recently - testing for chemicals in 'mother's milk' - and they came up with a 'surprisingly' high amount of fire retardant in the milk. I suspect the reporter covering the story didn't know that baby's clothes are soaked in the stuff. That didn't appear in the story.

It was a recent study - recent story - but I have no link... sorry 'bout that...

I'm guessing - but have no proof that this could be something that's impacting children in bad ways - allergies - autism etc... it's one of the few major chemical changes for young children in the last 35 years - when numbers for childhood baddies started climbing...

39 posted on 06/05/2012 9:15:13 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

True, but Disney has become a minion of the Obamanation. A tool for the liberal agenda. The good thing is, that banning all those so called junk food adds will hurt their bottom line badly.
The thing is being a parent, I can choose what is good and right for my kids. The government doesn’t want that kind of power in your hands.


40 posted on 06/05/2012 9:22:01 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Yeah it’s weird, all this concern for other people’s kids physical health but these same libs don’t care much about their spiritual/emotional health do they? Pretty superficial people I guess.


41 posted on 06/05/2012 9:30:59 AM PDT by kelly4c
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To: DoughtyOne

My wife threw away some strawberries last night that she had in one of those ‘green’ containers that’s supposed to keep stuff fresh longer. They had mold growing all over them............


42 posted on 06/05/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
So I wonder why they did not do this before Michelle partnered with them as it is being hailed as Michelle Obamas
initiative. Thank goodness she is looking out for everyones kids or the Private companies would not know what products to advertise and the parents would not know what to
buy for their own children. All hail Michelle!
43 posted on 06/05/2012 9:38:28 AM PDT by funfan
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To: C19fan

Wouldn’t Disney do even more for children’s health if they didn’t have channels dedicated to kids? If there are only Soaps and talk shows to watch, kids will be more likely to be out moving and playing. Ha! or on the computer or their video games...

It is all ridiculous. None of this will make kids less fat and more healthy.

The way it changes— parents stop having cable, internet and videos for kids—the kids will get bored REAL fast and be out playing. But no, Idiocracy is MUCH better, let foolish gov’t and big corporations decide how to raise our families!

Parents can help control this if they will take the responsibility and many don’t want to—it is too much work and a bother. The close and tight-knit family is the answer to most all the problems we now suffer.

Heck, this photo is from the 40’s and everybody doesn’t look so fit to me.
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/05/27/article-2150561-13508820000005DC-704_964x707.jpg

I think gov’t helped the road to pudginess pushing and offering up formula, as if they know better than what God intended.


44 posted on 06/05/2012 9:48:21 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Red Badger

We’ve got some of those containers too. They actually work great, but there is a tendency to leave things in them too long. Har. We’ve had a similar experience.

It’s amazing how long bananas last in them. They do smell a little weird as gases build up, but they stay nice and yellow for quite some time.


45 posted on 06/05/2012 10:04:57 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
“Junk foods typically contain high levels of calories from sugar or fat with little protein, vitamins or minerals. Common junk foods include salted snack foods, gum, candy, sweet desserts, fried fast food, and carbonated beverages.”

Well, considering that the American diet is in heavy excess of proteins, that's not a problem, especially since the bulk of the macronutrients used for energy by the body are fats>carbohydrates>protein.

Also, the number one nutritional need of your body is for gross energy, the so-called "empty calories." You could have all the vitamins and minerals in the world, but without the "empty calories" you would quickly weaken and die. As far as vitamins and minerals go, you have to go without them--and I mean literally without them--for months to years to develop any sort of vitamin deficiency disease. In our typical U.S. diet, even with a lot of "junk foods," it's virtually impossible to develop a vitamin deficiency disease unless one is an alcoholic or has a resected or diseased small bowel. Vitamin D could be a problem, but eating the "junk foods" won't prevent one from getting vitamin D in milk or as a supplement given by the parents.

So, as I pointed out earlier, the definition of "junk food" is one that is designed by politically-oriented people to move people toward their political ends or by food faddists. Geez, just research the origin and use of the term. And, yes, I am an expert in human nutrition (Ph.D., Human Nutrition/Nutritional Biology).

The biggest threat to kids' (or anyone's) health is not "junk food" but too much food in the context of too little physical activity.
46 posted on 06/05/2012 10:11:52 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: C19fan

and to be morally consistent I presume Disney is also going to stop serving Coca Cola at all of their theme parks? /sarc


47 posted on 06/05/2012 10:18:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GOPJ
I suspect the reporter covering the story didn't know that baby's clothes are soaked in the stuff.
I researched and found this ... Note the word "speculation." It may just be like the speculation that immunizations causes autism, etc.
48 posted on 06/05/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: aruanan
The biggest threat to kids' (or anyone's) health is not "junk food" but too much food in the context of too little physical activity.

Yes, but "junk food" plays a role in that as well. It is easier to eat too much food (in terms of caloric intake) by eating potato chips and soda, for instance, than it is by eating a balanced meal.

49 posted on 06/05/2012 12:13:29 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: C19fan
So, will the First Moose and Bathhouse Barry's fascist government go after the giant fried turkey legs Disney serves at their theme parks? Not to mention the fries, extra large sodas, hot dogs, and desserts? ["Homos yes, comfort food, no."]


50 posted on 06/05/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by twister881
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