Up Next: A Complete Soda Ban

Posted: September 30, 2008 in Education, Our Health

Mark my word.

When warning labels on cigarettes did not work, smoking was banned in some buildings. Then it became mandatory in most buildings. Then the ban became law. Restaurants followed suit. Now the latest trend: banning it completely within the city limits.


Nutrition: Soda Ban in Schools Has Little Impact

By ERIC NAGOURNEY
NYTimes.com

Does banning soft drink sales in elementary schools reduce how much soda children drink? Somewhat, but not much, a new study finds.

Researchers said that when they compared the soft drink consumption of children at schools where it was sold and children at schools where it was not, they did not find a big difference. At the schools where it was not sold, only about 4 percent more students reported not having had any soda in the past week.

“This is not really solving the problem,” said Meenakshi M. Fernandes, the author of the study, which appears in the September issue of The Journal of the American Dietetic Association. (more…)

You must believe…this is for the greater good!


Believe or DIE!!!

Next on deck: Making “going green” mandatory.

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Comments
  1. Give it a rest says:

    Do know if I agree with you on this one. IMO Soda (carbonated soft-drinks) have no business being sold or served inside of our school systems.

    Quite simply these drinks are of ZERO nutritional value to our children. Nor do I believe outside businesses should be able to use our schools as “free marketing” zone.

    The joke is that the same parents that refuse to pay a little bit more in taxes are happy to allow the school board to let “for-profit businesses to dump these obseity causing junk foods on their children, as a means of supplimenting the budget?????. I guess that money they give their childen to buy this stuff just goes unnoticed to them!

    NO wonder kids in the USA are so FAT and ignorant!

  2. Wil says:

    My children have never tasted a coke. Why give liquid poison to children?

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