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Old 10-11-2017, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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United States has world's highest rate of child obesity at 20 percent. Globally the average is 5% for girls and 7% for boys.

I think it will just continue to increase. Entertainment in the United States is mostly based on the experience of eating.

It is amazing how eating huge of amounts of food for entertainment and driving to the mailbox is the culture in 2017.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:41 PM
 
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Could be different endocrinisities.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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And yet, there were people who had horrible things to say about Michelle Obama, who tried to get kids to consider healthier eating. Diabetes is on the rise, as are heart problems, and we keep feeding our kids a steady diet of Big Macs.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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United States has world's highest rate of child obesity at 20 percent. Globally the average is 5% for girls and 7% for boys.

I think it will just continue to increase. Entertainment in the United States is mostly based on the experience of eating.

It is amazing how eating huge of amounts of food for entertainment and driving to the mailbox is the culture in 2017.
Not surprising. Depressing. Very, very depressing.



But not surprising.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:46 PM
 
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Coincides with the formation, under President Nixon, of the cabinet level Dept of Ed. Which coincides with the dumbing down of a public school curriculum that included cutting recess and recess time. Coincides with a mostly uninterrupted Democrat majority in House and Senate. Which coincides with the feelings era about virtually everything. No more choosing wood. We have to think about how we feel about chopping wood. Is being asked to chop wood parental abuse, racism, misogyngistic, relevant? Who knows?

Coincidental? Maybe. Maybe not.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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And yet, there were people who had horrible things to say about Michelle Obama, who tried to get kids to consider healthier eating. Diabetes is on the rise, as are heart problems, and we keep feeding our kids a steady diet of Big Macs.
Do you take advice from the wife of a politician? If yes, lol
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Texas
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People keep acting like it's the lack of exercise that's making everyone fat. It is not the lack of exercise. That adds to it. But it's really the food. The food that people are eating and feeding their children is total crap.

There is no amount of PE and recess that can burn the amount of calories that are in a big bag of hot cheetos.

If I have to hear one more person say that their children won't eat healthy or they won't eat anything except for a chicken nuggets and french fries or that they refuse to drink water, I'm gonna puke.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Do you take advice from the wife of a politician? If yes, lol

I would, if that wife was attempting to steer me in a positive, healthy direction. You have a problem with that ?
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:57 PM
 
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Corresponds to the increase in Food Stamp recipients over the same time period. The USDA knows it's a problem. USDA Food Stamp obesity statistics, and the USDA OIG report...

The obesity rates of the poor on food stamps compared to the poor who aren't on food stamps, and compared to the rest of the population:

Income-eligible children on food stamps: 24%
Income-eligible children NOT on food stamps: 20%
Non-poor children who of course don't even qualify for food stamps: 13%

Income-eligible adults on food stamps: 44% obese
Income-eligible adults NOT on food stamps: 33% obese
Non-poor adults who of course don't even qualify for food stamps: 32% obese

Exhibit 5, here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/defaul...-SNAP07-10.pdf

It certainly does appear that the children of poor and low-income families who receive free school breakfast, lunch, etc., program meals, regardless of whether they get food stamps, are being overfed.

Additionally, the USDA OIG (Office of the Inspector General) suggests there's a problem with poor and low-income families stacking multiple public assistance benefits for the exact same meals (e.g., parents given food stamps to pay for providing breakfast and lunch for their children, but their children are eating at school - free breakfast and lunch programs and sometimes dinner, too, even in the summer and on school holidays). That enables the food stamp recipient adults to overeat.

According to the OIG, 59% of families on food stamps simultaneously get benefits from 2 or more major free food programs for the exact same daily meals. That fact published by the USDA OIG.

http://www.usda.gov/oig/webdocs/27001-0001-10.pdf

Are we really doing the poor any favors by causing their obesity by letting them double-dip and sometimes even triple-dip government free food program benefits, thereby enabling their overeating and ruining their health?
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Old 10-11-2017, 03:02 PM
 
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People keep acting like it's the lack of exercise that's making everyone fat. It is not the lack of exercise. That adds to it. But it's really the food. The food that people are eating and feeding their children is total crap.

There is no amount of PE and recess that can burn the amount of calories that are in a big bag of hot cheetos.

If I have to hear one more person say that their children won't eat healthy or they won't eat anything except for a chicken nuggets and french fries or that they refuse to drink water, I'm gonna puke.
A lot of the parents let them snack all the time. They always seem to be munching on crackers and drinking sugary juice. The cars are sticky and full of crumbs and smell like rotten fruit and Cheetos.
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