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To: DJ MacWoW

Government is as stupid about nutrition as they are about everything else they stick their hands into and screw up-they are supposed to defend our shores, maintain our borders, etc and they can’t even seem to do that anymore...

Why do kids in towns not play outdoors anymore-parents can’t turn off a TV or computer and say “no-go get some fresh air”?

My mom kept the TV off limits on nice days except after dark and on Saturday morning-I did the same with my cub. I live in a rural area, and what few young kids there are here are all over the woods and road until dark-parents still go out to the gate and yell for them to come home, too.

And speaking of the chemical laden “healthy” food, have you read the calorie and carb numbers on that trail mix crap? It is a dried fruit sugar bomb with carbs in the form of whole grains-give the kid oatmeal for breakfast at home, and fresh fruit. No one needs to eat that processed stuff on a regular basis, especially not kids...


26 posted on 02/02/2013 8:28:25 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Here is an example of the nutritional content of trail mix-this is from a multiple serving bag of Planters fruit and nut trail mix-and sugar is ingredient #3, by the way...

Serving Size 29g
Servings per Container about 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 80

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9g 14 %
Saturated Fat 3g 15 %
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 0mg 0 %
Sodium 15mg 1 %
Potassium 200mg 6 %
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5 %

Dietary Fiber 2g 8 %
Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 4 %

Yum, yum-I wouldn’t eat that for a snack, never mind give it to a kid...


29 posted on 02/02/2013 8:43:28 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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