Skip to comments.Clinton wins crackdown on school junk food
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 nations childhood obesity epidemic.
This is voluntary, Clinton said. They dont 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&Ms, yogurt and granola bars to Frito-Lay potato chips, Snickers bars and canned soups.
Under the guidelines, most foods wont 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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How can we miss him if he won't go away?
Why doesn't Billy Pig go on a 30 year cruise to Antartica?
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.
Or up in the Andes -- he might might another mummy to admire.
I guess the Hillary health plan is being implemented one small piece at a time rather than all at once.
Billy Pig will scheme until he dies-what repulsive people.
Why did I know they'd have a picture of his bulbous nose.
Ten bucks says some enterprising little businessman is going to make a fortune selling Cokes and candy bars out of his backpack.
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.
"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.
Boy, talk about your case of "do as I say, not as I do".
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.
Bill ate five Big Macs in celebration.
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!
Bill Clinton...Food Nazi.
Next Clinton will be hawking herpes medications...
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.
I wish someone would tell this lying, cheating POS to go to hell. I hate him. Oh, God help me, how I hate him.
And in a few months the taxpayer will pick up the tab again for Willie Jeff to get another bypass.
His conduct in the instant matter could be an indication of a personality trait of "straining at gnats and swallowing camels!"
The Clinton mantra: do as I say, not as I do.
Nanny State Ping...........
Tomorrow I'm giong to buy a package of snickers and pack them in my daughter's lunch on Monday..........LOL!!!
Where did Sick Willie get the authority to "crack down" on anything?
Sick Willie, I fart in your direction.
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?
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.
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.
Buy two so she can share.
I don't want to know why he's wearing gloves.
The words Clinton and crack should never be used in a sentence together.
Yes, they have. I wonder when the "big food" payoffs will begin to roll into the government coffers?
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.....
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.
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........
Sounds like a plan........
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........
Yech! We should also ban claws, and sew mouths shut--- for their own good.
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?
Good Lord, is nothing sacred?
Send her with a container of wine.
2 a day is good for you after all.
This is probably a good idea but those kids getting a "free" (tax payer-supplied) lunch that I personally know are waifs.
He just won't go away! He's like herpes on America.
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.