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  • These Food Products Are Considered “Healthier” For Kids By The Food Industry

    01/06/2018 6:32:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | January 6, 2018 | Stephanie M. Lee
    In response to criticism over its role in the childhood obesity epidemic, the food industry vowed to only run TV ads for “healthier” foods to kids. Critics say the industry’s self-imposed rules don’t do much beyond giving them good publicity.Whether Tony the Tiger is declaring Frosted Flakes “grrreat” or a manic bird is going “cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs,” food commercials remain mainstays of after-school TV even as childhood obesity has become a health crisis. For the last decade, the food industry has defended those ads in part by saying its products are relatively healthy — according to nutrition criteria it...
  • Southern Schools: Let Us Eat Grits!

    04/22/2017 5:24:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 4/21/2017 | Todd Starnes
    When President Obama promised to fundamentally transform America, we had no idea he was secretly plotting to ban biscuits and grits. The 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act strictly limited calories, fat, salt, sugar and just about everything else that makes food edible – including grits. “We could originally serve half whole grains but that changed in 2012 when we had to start serving 100 percent whole grains,” said Stephanie Dillard, the child nutrition director for Geneva County Schools in Alabama. That meant no more grits. “And grits are a staple in the South,” Ms. Dillard told me. “Students really...
  • Family Tradition

    08/26/2013 2:12:38 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 22 replies
    Out Here Magazine, Pages 22-24 ^ | Fall 2013 | Nancy Dorman-Hickson
    Family TraditionSciple's Water Mill has been all in the family for nearly 200 yearsBy Nancy Dorman-Hickson Photography by Meg McKinney The honor box says a lot about Sciple’s Water Mill in De Kalb, Miss. Attached to a stand that’s filled with the mill’s stone-ground whole-wheat flour, fish fry mix, grits, and meal, the honor box means visitors won’t leave empty-handed even if the mill is closed. “Most people are honest,” says Eddie Sciple, the mill’s operator and owner. “Usually if meal is gone, there is money or an I.O.U. in the box.” People have been coming to the mill...
  • Gingrich: I'm more Southern than Romney

    03/10/2012 10:47:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Sarah Huisenga
    ...."I have had grits before," he told a crowd at a Mobile cafe on Saturday morning, making a not-so-subtle knock on former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's joking admission to an audience that he was starting to like the favorite Southern food. ....The former House Speaker contended that was evidence of a larger problem facing his rival: "I figure if you don't understand grits, there's a pretty high likelihood that you don't understand the rest of the South, either." ...."We have momentum, but we haven't won," he told a crowd at his second cafe stop of the day - Mama Lou's...
  • 2 charged in south Ga. church thefts

    03/18/2011 4:46:10 AM PDT · by arderkrag · 4 replies
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | 03/18/2011 | Unknown
    KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Kingsland police have charged two men with burglarizing three churches in two days. Edward Stanley Gilbert, 20, and Lloyd Odis Sams, 19, both of Kingsland, each face three counts of felony burglary, said Lt. Todd Tetterton, police department spokesman. When arrested, the suspects had been free on bail on charges stemming from another theft case, Tetterton said. Both remained in custody at the Camden County jail on Thursday. Gilbert and Sams are charged with stealing a variety of items including canned food, prepackaged juice drinks, hot chocolate mix, a portable clock radio and a small lock box-style...
  • Pair grits with shrimp for a taste of the South

    04/17/2009 9:51:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 481+ views
    miamiherald ^ | By CAROLE KOTKIN
    Collard greens seasoned with smoky side meat. Corn bread and black-eyed peas. Grits studded with shrimp and tender baby greens. Those are just some of the menu possibilities for a delicious Southern Sunday supper. South Florida may not seem very Southern these days, but there was a time when natives pronounced Miami ''myah-muh.'' So, just pass the sweet ice tea, y'all. Southern cooking's charm lies in its use of regional ingredients -- country ham, pecans, local shrimp, corn, root vegetables -- in uncomplicated ways. The fresh produce found at local markets in the spring makes it the perfect time to...
  • GRITS: What are grits?

    03/17/2009 6:27:36 PM PDT · by deport · 148 replies · 2,476+ views
    Grits 101 | Gritty
    What Are Grits? Nobody knows. Some folks believe grits are grown on bushes and are harvested by midgets by shaking the bushes after spreading sheets around them. Many people feel that grits are made from ground up bits of white corn. These are obviously lies spread by Communists and terrorists. Nothing as good as Grits can be made from corn. The most recent research suggests that the mysterious Manna that God rained down upon the Israelites during their time in the Sinai Desert was most likely Grits. Critics disagree, stating that there is no record of biscuits, butter, salt, and...
  • Waffles and Grits a White House Favorite, First Lady Says

    02/23/2009 5:02:20 AM PST · by paulycy · 103 replies · 2,728+ views ^ | 2/23/09 | Lee Ross
    The guests at Sunday evening's black tie White House dinner for the nation's governors feasted on servings of Chesapeake crab agnolottis, wagyu beef, Nantucket scallops and huckleberry cobbler for dessert. But thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, a bit more of the day-to-day eating habits of the new family living at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave has been learned. "There are some mean waffles and grits that are made in the morning that have become a regular staple for some of us," Obama said. But she didn't reveal exactly for who that breakfast pairing has become a morning favorite. Though she was...
  • Warwick Grits Festival (Warwick, Georgia - 73 lbs of Grits in those pants)

    04/14/2008 10:57:41 AM PDT · by devane617 · 33 replies · 459+ views
    WALB-TV ^ | 04/14/2008 | Wainwright Jeffers
    April 12, 2008 Warwick--Funnel cake, barbeque and lost of grits was in order for anyone in the Warwick town square on Saturday. The town dubbed the grits capital of Georgia held the 11th annual festival this year and organizers said it was the biggest so far. "It was fabulous, fabulous, fabulous, the lord blessed us with rain and the lord blessed us with sunshine, we had an exorbitant amount that got in the grits pit", said Robbie Woolbright. Morgan Nolen and Olivia Deal participated in a festival favorite, the Quaker Grits Pit. "It was disgusting it stunk really bad," said...
  • Man eats 21 pounds of grits for title

    09/30/2007 2:58:25 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies · 67+ views
    AP - Yahoo ^ | September 30, 2007
    He'll never want breakfast again. Pat Bertoletti, a mohawk-sporting chef from Chicago, gulped down 21 pounds of buttery, goopy grits in 10 minutes to win $4,000 in the first World Grits Eating Championship at Louisiana Downs on Saturday...
  • Rare Lincoln Letter Found in Allentown

    07/26/2006 3:22:50 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 664 replies · 6,107+ views
    AP ^ | July 19, 2006 | AP
    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - July 19, 2006 - A University of Illinois researcher had discovered a fourth copy of a rare letter Abraham Lincoln had written by to the nation's governors in 1861. The letter John Lupton found Tuesday in the Lehigh County Historical Society's holdings was one Lincoln wrote as part of an unsuccessful ratification process for a constitutional amendment Congress adopted during the term of his predecessor, President James Buchanan, that would have made slavery the law of the land. The president remembered for abolishing slavery had been willing to push the amendment as "kind of a carrot...
  • Tories enjoy 10-point lead over Grits: poll

    05/11/2006 11:21:34 AM PDT · by Clive · 17 replies · 906+ views
    Sun media ^ | 2006-05-11 | Kathleen Harris
    OTTAWA - With the first federal budget under their belt, the Conservatives are enjoying a 10-point lead over their Liberal rivals, a new poll has found. The Sun Media-SES Research survey shows Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Tories now have the support of 38% of Canadians, compared to 28% for the Grits. The NDP has the support of 19% of Canadians, while the Bloc Quebecois has 9% and the Green Party 6%. The national poll of 930 Canadians on May 9 revealed a five-point climb for the Conservatives in the last three months since Feb. 9. The survey of committed voters...
  • Grits must rebuild

    01/29/2006 6:38:45 AM PST · by Clive · 13 replies · 384+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2006-01-29 | Sheila Copps
    OTTAWA — John Manley’s announcement that he will not be a candidate to lead the federal Liberals is symptomatic of a greater malaise infecting Canada’s “natural governing party.” Former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna’s return to Canada is seen as a slam-dunk for his Liberal leadership ambitions. One high-powered Grit told me he could raise $1million for McKenna in one hour. Where does that leave the party that desperately needs a real leadership race, not the make-believe farce that characterized Paul Martin’s rise to power? Is the party’s desire for power so deep that the obvious message emanating from last...
  • Etobicoke [Ontario, Canada] Liberal riding president throws support to Tory

    01/20/2006 2:20:51 PM PST · by Heatseeker · 30 replies · 662+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Jan. 20, 2006 | ROB FERGUSON
    In a last-minute blow to high-profile Liberal candidate Michael Ignatieff, the president of the party’s riding association in Etobicoke-Lakeshore swung his support today to Conservative rival John Capobianco in Monday’s federal election. The controversial process by which Ignatieff was acclaimed the candidate over local hopefuls ruled ineligible by the party was a major factor in the decision, said Ron Chyczij, who had hoped to contest the nomination himself. "I can no longer in good conscience support the Liberal candidate in this riding," he said in a statement released this afternoon. "After the nomination fiasco, I’ve purposely waited on the sidelines...
  • Conservatives take 18-point lead, poll shows

    01/17/2006 8:20:51 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 15 replies · 767+ views
    CTV ^ | Jan. 17 2006
    he Conservative Party has an 18-point lead over the Liberals in a new poll, giving them 42 per cent support nationally and setting possibly setting the stage for a major electoral shift. The Tories have gained two points since a similar poll released Monday, while the Liberals fell three points. "These numbers would deliver a majority government," pollster Tim Woolstencroft of The Strategic Counsel told on Tuesday. "We've seen a transformation of the electoral landscape that's basically on par with 1993, 1984, 1968 and 1958," he said, referring to elections which generated big majorities. However, Craig Oliver, CTV's chief...
  • New [Canadian] Conservative attack ad takes aim at Layton

    01/17/2006 2:30:02 AM PST · by Heatseeker · 23 replies · 624+ views
    CTV ^ | Jan. 16 2006 | News Staff
    Updated Mon. Jan. 16 2006 11:41 PM ET With one week remaining before the election, the Conservatives have unleashed their own vicious television ad, but this time the target is Jack Layton and his New Democrat Party. The Tories have taken aim at Layton in the commercial, charging among other things that he is in favour of higher gas prices and legalizing drugs. The ad features a Jack Layton-style moustache and mouth digitally placed over the mouths of Canadians, with a male voice speaking. "I support legalized drugs," says the voice, speaking for a mother with her young child. "Who...
  • Tonight's the night for Grits

    11/28/2005 6:56:00 AM PST · by GreenLanternCorps · 7 replies · 833+ views
    The National Post (Canada) (CanWest News Service) ^ | Monday, November 28th, 2005 | Mike Blanchfield, with files from Allan Woods in Vancouver
    Government expected to fall, accused of income-trust leak OTTAWA - The battle lines are firmly drawn for what will be a bitter winter election that will mirror the nasty and short-lived 38th Parliament, which is expected to fall tonight under the weight of a non-confidence vote brought on by a united opposition. The Conservatives continued to hammer their core theme of corruption as they hurled allegations that Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's office leaked details of income-trust changes, just days after opposition leader Stephen Harper linked the Liberals to organized crime. The Liberals, meanwhile, having learned from their early mistake of...
  • Canada opposition plots to oust minority Liberals

    11/13/2005 3:17:44 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 33 replies · 866+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Nov 13, 2005
    OTTAWA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The leaders of Canada's three opposition parties met on Sunday to decide how and when to try to bring down the 16-month-old minority Liberal government and force an election, possibly as soon as next month. Following a change in heart by the New Democratic Party, which said on Monday that it would no longer be able to support the Liberals, the heads of the three parties met in Conservative leader Stephen Harper's office in Parliament. They kept reporters away from the meeting, but were understood to be discussing whether to bring the government down before...
  • The Ten Commandments of Grits

    08/03/2005 2:00:38 PM PDT · by mafree · 88 replies · 2,083+ views
    All Things Southern ^ | 8/3/05 | Unknown
    1. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 2. Thou shalt not eat Cream of Wheat and call it Grits; for this is blasphemy. 3. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Grits. 4. Thou shalt only use Salt, Butter and Cheese as toppings for thy Grits. 5. Thou shalt not eat Instant Grits. 6. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 7. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 8. Thou shalt not put syrup on thy Grits. 9. Thou shalt not put sugar on thy Grits either. 10. Thou shalt not put sugar or syrup on...
  • AMERICA - The Right Way!! (Day 1622) [Remember the Trade Center!!]

    06/30/2005 1:31:45 AM PDT · by Miss Marple · 208 replies · 1,968+ views
    All of us | June 30, 2005 | Various news sources and Free Republic members
    We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail!