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Food Police: Milk Is Unhealthy for Kids
Consumer Freedom.com ^ | August 23, 2004 | Unattributed

Posted on 08/24/2004 3:48:46 PM PDT by Still Thinking

Washington, DC -- Attention parents and teachers! The food police have added whole and two-percent milk to the list of "poor nutritional quality" beverages in their crosshairs, recommending that they be removed from American's schools. This and other ridiculous assertions are contained in a report being circulated by the self-described "food police" at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). The draft report, rumored to be released this month, bears the name of CSPI's activist coalition, the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA). NANA is part of an anti-soda crusade which advocates taxing sodas and restricting their availability in order to eliminate fizzy drinks from the diets of both children and adults.

"Anyone who would suggest that milk is unhealthy for kids is out to lunch," said Richard Berman, executive director of the Center for Consumer Freedom. "CSPI once boasted that it was 'proud about finding something wrong with practically everything.' Now it's proven it."

The report concludes that school districts and local, state and federal governments should banish beverages and snacks that CSPI claims are contributing to the nation's obesity. But evidence linking childhood obesity to sodas and snacks is utterly lacking.

Suggesting a causal link between soda consumption and childhood obesity, the CSPI/NANA report relies solely on a flawed study by Harvard University researcher and "fat tax" advocate David Ludwig. Ludwig admitted in his own conclusion that, "there is no clear evidence that consumption of sugar per se ... causes obesity." The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention echoed Ludwig's conclusion: "There are no data from the Harvard study that allow us to make an estimate of what proportion of obesity might be accounted for by changes in soft drink consumption."

This is not the first time the anti-soda movement has relied on faulty science to make their case. In 1998 CSPI issued a report titled "Liquid Candy," which claimed that some teenagers get up to 25 percent of their calories from soda. Just one week later, following massive media attention, CSPI admitted that it had overstated this figure by a whopping 100 percent. In fact, American boys drink less than half the amount of soft drinks initially claimed by CSPI. While CSPI quietly made a correction (after the media fracas died down), it still heavily promotes its "Liquid Candy" report.

"NANA should rename itself NANNY," added Mr. Berman. "Nagging Americans with a finger-wagging 'no no' won't shrink anyone's waistline. This is just another attempt by CSPI's Puritans to restrict foods they don't like. And as usual, there's no science in the public interest to back them up."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: ccf; cspi; diet; education; food; foodpolice; health; milk; nannystate; school; soda
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To: D Edmund Joaquin

That is what happens. There is a good book titled "The Ph Mircle" by Dr. Robert Young


101 posted on 08/25/2004 3:41:21 PM PDT by stockpirate (Real issue is Kerry attended meeting where VVAW discussed killing 7 US Senators! 11/71)
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To: stockpirate

I haven't read it, but I know. I cured myself of acid reflux by listening to my body.


102 posted on 08/25/2004 3:43:54 PM PDT by D Edmund Joaquin (You can eat quail until it comes out your nose, but should you?)
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To: stockpirate
If you put a chicken bone is a soft drink and close the top it will desolve in a couple of days.

We used to do that when we were kids. It works in orange juice, apple juice...just about any fruit juice, as well. Indeed, stomach acids are part of the digestive process, y'know -- so there's nothing especially harmful about dilute acids, anyway.

If your battery on your car or motorcycle is dead and you look inside and it is very low on water and the car won't start. You can put Coke, Genger Ale or Pepsi into the battery and the car will start and the battery will last for some time, as in weeks.

Of course, it will. Or, you could just use plain water...

Where in OK are you from?

Born and raised in Medford, up in the northern part of the state.

You an Okie, too?

103 posted on 08/25/2004 4:01:59 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: stockpirate

A chicken bone will not dissolve in soda; putting carbonated beverages in your car battery might cause a release of hydrogen sulfide gas and blind you, I don't think you are a reliable source of information.


104 posted on 08/25/2004 4:02:36 PM PDT by Old Professer (If they win, it will be because we've become too soft.)
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To: Old Professer

I had a dead motorcycle battery with no liquid in it and by putting in the soda my motorcycle started. Of course it needs to have no acid in it to begin with.


105 posted on 08/25/2004 4:07:47 PM PDT by stockpirate (Real issue is Kerry attended meeting where VVAW discussed killing 7 US Senators! 11/71)
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To: Still Thinking
What the liberal media will never tell you is that one of the members of CSPI's NANA coalition - the American Dietetic Association - is funded by the National Dairy Council. When will the libtards wake up and realize that CSPI is a hypocritical organization? As John Kerry voted for the $87 million before he voted against it, CSPI was for trans fats before they were against trans fats. CSPI likes to whine and bitch about how Rick Berman and CCF are an industry-funded front group, yet they turn a blind eye when it comes to industry-funded front groups dictating nutrition policy on its fake nutritional advocacy coalition. CSPI is nothing but a front group for the Rockefeller banksters. THAT is why CSPI is pushing hard for the soda taxes and salt taxes and fat taxes. It isn't about making you healthy. It's about funnelling money away from the people and into the hands of CSPI's Rockefeller bankster overlords. I mean for crying out loud, CSPI's headquarters are located IN A BANK BUILDING!
106 posted on 08/10/2010 1:15:24 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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