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Health groups call on fast-food
to drop soda from kids´ menu

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/3/2014 2:11:49 PM

WASHINGTON -- Health organizations and U.S. nutrition experts say they are calling on fast-food restaurant chains to take sugary drinks off their children´s menus. Margo G. Wootan, nutrition policy director at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said McDonald´s agreed to drop soda and sugary drinks from Happy Meal menus last year, and 100 U.S. and local health organizations along with nutritional experts said in a letter to Wendy´s, Burger King and 21 other restaurant chains that they too should remove the items from their children´s menus. Subway, Chipotle, Arby´s and Panera already exclude sugary drinks from kids´

Nothing will ever completely satisfy these Communists. They just keep moving on to the next segment of society they want to destroy and control. I don´t know why the video is linked to that article. It us unrelated.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: right-turn, 2/3/2014 2:29:10 PM     (No. 9717767)

Why does anyone have to be governed by a bunch of busy bodies sticking their collective noses into everyone´s business?

If someone wants sweet stuff why is it their business. They should just shut up. That´s my opinion.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 2/3/2014 2:39:03 PM     (No. 9717789)

A hundred years ago, folks like this were called by my law school torts professor (the late John Wade) "officious intermeddlers."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: chumley, 2/3/2014 2:50:14 PM     (No. 9717801)

Communism on the march. You´re next.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ribicon, 2/3/2014 2:53:09 PM     (No. 9717804)

Are these same health organizations and U.S. nutrition experts pressing the US government to stop allowing purchase of soda, candy, frozen pizzas, potato chips and other snacks, etc, through the Food Stamp program?

Are they pressing to end the ability of Food Stamp purchases of fast food from Pizza Hut, Burger King, McDonalds, and others?

Of course not.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 2/3/2014 3:02:50 PM     (No. 9717818)

So why,UPI,did you decide this was worth reporting?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/3/2014 3:02:58 PM     (No. 9717820)

So, my granddaughters and I will do the same thing we did when they discovered the unpalatable fries in their Happy Meals after Michelle issued her healthy orders. I ordered additional "adult" fries for them. Now, I guess, I´ll order additional soft drinks to serve the same purpose. Kids won´t eat or drink something they don´t want.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: clw54, 2/3/2014 3:30:09 PM     (No. 9717845)

More and more I´m becoming convinced the left´s overarching goal is to suck the joy out of people´s lives.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BirdsNest, 2/3/2014 5:58:25 PM     (No. 9718002)

Short of replacing the soft drink with water, everything else is taboo also. Juices are FULL of sugar. Milk is bad for you, so the health Nazis say. Just start serving nuts and twigs, make ´em happy.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thewarden, 2/3/2014 6:10:00 PM     (No. 9718013)

Just say no to overreaching government nannies! My family will eat what we want. Geesh.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Hawgguy, 2/3/2014 6:20:35 PM     (No. 9718023)

Publicly funded healthcare will be the justification for more intrusive lifestyle regulation.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 2/3/2014 6:33:02 PM     (No. 9718036)

What health organizations and U.S. nutrition experts? The Center for Science in the Public Interest is an agitprop organization.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/3/2014 6:34:08 PM     (No. 9718039)

Parents can decline the soda and order water instead..it is the Parents´ decision.
My kids grew up before Happy Meals, when drinks cost extra..they were instructed to order water (money was tight) ..that extra 4 bucks saved meant a lot to the budget. And sugared drinks kill the appetite for food..but it is no one else´s business what someone else´s kids drink.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/3/2014 7:20:58 PM     (No. 9718073)

What the nannies really want is kids banned.
They want parents eliminated so they can raise some lock step non thinking puppets if would be parents refuse to abort them.
What we want is for all Social nannies and the Government to mind their own business.
When these Nannies give up their wine and drugs we may have a different attitude.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 2/3/2014 7:34:16 PM     (No. 9718082)

As soon as these drinks are banned, you´ll never see another fat kid in this country. /s/

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 2/3/2014 8:13:24 PM     (No. 9718111)

Soo order the kid without a side of soda .. Done .. Kid a la carte ... Sous vide ?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/3/2014 11:15:37 PM     (No. 9718300)

Strange how the ´folks´ that can´t run the country have so much time to interfere in our lives.

Retribution will be when the elite have Gout.

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