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Old 11-26-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I've often wondered why kids (at least I was) are taught to memorize all the state capitals (very useful!) but scant, if any, attention is given to nutrition? Yet it's eating wisely and exercising that affects our entire life--from childhood to old age.

Our kids are exposed to all sorts of sugery cereal and other unhealthy food commercials on TV or the internet, but no no one speaks up for broccoli or spinach...

Insane, just nuts... we're a fast-food, growing ever fatter nation...

Happy Meals make us sad...as does the Standard American Diet (SAD). Well-named, eh?

Let's start a new trend and re-name the American Diet as GLAD-- Green, Lean, Active, Delicious--Real Food.
While I somewhat agree.....I must point out that in the 1960's cereal was "all sugar".....Sugar Frosted Flakes.....Sugar Smacks.....Sugar Pops..... etc...far more calories than modern cereals contain....so I still think that food is just a small part of the problem and basically just an excuse to not blame our lifestyles/ourselves..

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Recently I was reading about research indicating that the number of fat cells set in childhood is going to be with us for life, basically. We can add more in adulthood, but it is very difficult to take them away. The moral was that maintaining a healthy weight in childhood is of prime importance. Sorry I don't remember the source of the article, probably the Los Angeles Times.
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Old 11-30-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Recently I was reading about research indicating that the number of fat cells set in childhood is going to be with us for life, basically. We can add more in adulthood, but it is very difficult to take them away. The moral was that maintaining a healthy weight in childhood is of prime importance. Sorry I don't remember the source of the article, probably the Los Angeles Times.
I remember reading something similar and I agree......if true it would partially explain the increasing weight problems within our adult population.
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