Monday, November 7, 2011

War on Sugar in Schools Not Achieving Results

Despite bans on drinks containing sugar in schools, children are still drinking them.
health experts who would like to reverse the rise in childhood obesity. But a new study has some discouraging news: Students in schools that limited sales of soda and other sugary beverages on campus consumed just as many of the drinks, overall, as students in schools without any such restrictions.
Naturally, for anyone that seeks to control the lives of others by deciding what they consume, the problem as they see it is that we have a free society.
“in the contemporary ‘obesogenic’ environment, youth have countless ways to obtain SSBs through convenience stores, fast-food restaurants, and other food outlets in their community.”
We can't have that. Expect more calls for higher taxes on sugary drinks, which are apparently defined as just about anything containing sugar. Even with draconian policies in seven states which ban "all manner of sugar-sweetened beverages" in school, the bottom line is that these restrictions are achieving nothing -- aside from probably annoying kids.
[According to]all researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago who have been studying these issues for years. “The public health impact of these policies may be minimal.”
Don't worry, that won't stop them from coming up with new ones.

2 comments:

  1. I'm God-fearing, brudda, because we A-L-L must someday sometime somewhere bite-the-dust. Then what? Then, our body becomes food for grubs, while our indelible soul lives fo'eva: we can never escape Jesus; Jesus shall judge U.S. on how well WE have lived your finite existence, deserving Heaven or Hell. No inbetween. So, it wouldn't be a reeeeeeeel good idea to be a LeftyLib who only worships the whorizontal. God bless you with discernment. Meet me Upstairs, k, where we'll have a BIG-ol, kick-ass, party-hardy celebrating our resurrection for maaany eons. You're most invited.

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