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Old 01-27-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Originally Posted by Wyndsong71 View Post
Exactly! Just like the decide one day Milk "does a body good" and the next, only if it's 1% or fat free... Instea of allowing each person to decide whats healthy for them individually, the government wants to tell us all what "normal" is, when there is no such thing.
I don't understand why most Americans buy into this though.
One day it's good, then it's bad and then it's good again.
Isn't that enough to make people THINK.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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Excellent point! Some people should keep in mind the old saying, "If you don't think too good, don't think too much."
well said. The govt should ban homeschooling- I have seen more uneducated , impoverished people come from that particular form of "education". Its sad really, some of these kids dont even know how to operate a telephone and take messages at the workplace.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:39 AM
 
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well said. The govt should ban homeschooling- I have seen more uneducated , impoverished people come from that particular form of "education". Its sad really, some of these kids dont even know how to operate a telephone and take messages at the workplace.
They are teaching phone etiquette in government school now?
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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well said. The govt should ban homeschooling- I have seen more uneducated , impoverished people come from that particular form of "education". Its sad really, some of these kids dont even know how to operate a telephone and take messages at the workplace.
You could easily rectify that by requiring the parents to hold the same teaching credentials as school teachers.

Also require the homeschooled kids to show up for the annual state tests hold them accountable for passing grades. Fail and your kid is back to the schools.

There is lacking regulations/oversight in allowing homeschooling.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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They are teaching phone etiquette in government school now?
Yeah..it's called "how to text and not get caught in class" which then is perfected once they get a job.
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Someone should clue in the USDA that all the margarine and low-fat ranch dressings it's touting are full of trans fats and sugar.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Governan.../cnr_chart.jpg
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Old 01-27-2012, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That's only in the past 5 years (date of the source there is 2006).

I don't think it's the fat in milk that contributes to obesity.
Drinking whole milk is not new and much more milk was consumed decades ago compared to today. And we still have a growing obesity problem. And kids are still growing so they might need that additional fat if they are not obese already.

Does milk really do a body good? - Health - Diet and nutrition - msnbc.com
While you've probably always been told to drink reduced-fat milk, the majority of scientific studies show that drinking whole milk actually improves cholesterol levels, just not as much as drinking skim does.
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If you're dieting, the lower-fat option is an easy way to save a few calories. When it comes to building muscle, though, whole milk may be your best choice: Scientists at the University of Texas medical branch in Galveston found that drinking whole milk after lifting weights boosted muscle protein synthesis an indicator of muscle growth 2.8 times more than drinking skim did.
As a pediatric nurse, I can tell you low-fat milk has been a standard for kids over two for longer than that. That is the date of the latest revision of the policy.

Kids get a lot of their calories from milk, so it makes sense to limit the fat content of the milk.

My source says that kids do not need the milk fat past age two.

Rodale Press is not a scientific source (the source in your link).
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I don't understand why most Americans buy into this though.
One day it's good, then it's bad and then it's good again.
Isn't that enough to make people THINK.
That's the thing, people don't want to think, they want the government to do all the thinking for them because it's easier that way. It's hard work researching, reading, and figuring things out for yourself.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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That's the thing, people don't want to think, they want the government to do all the thinking for them because it's easier that way. It's hard work researching, reading, and figuring things out for yourself.
Especially if you use bogus websites like Rodale and Natural News.
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Old 01-27-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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As a pediatric nurse, I can tell you low-fat milk has been a standard for kids over two for longer than that. That is the date of the latest revision of the policy.

Kids get a lot of their calories from milk, so it makes sense to limit the fat content of the milk.

My source says that kids do not need the milk fat past age two.

Rodale Press is not a scientific source (the source in your link).
Obesity in kids is fairly new compared to how long kids have been drinking whole milk though.
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