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    Feds Fine Utah School $15,000 for Soda Machine, Declare Snickers Bars Nutritious

    Feds Fine Utah School $15,000 for Soda Machine, Declare Snickers Bars Nutritious
    May 22, 2012

    A school in Utah was recently fined $15,000 by the federal government for the crime of selling soda to students during lunch. The school used the money made from the sale of soda to fund school programs.

    According to federal rules, schools are only allowed to sell soda before and after lunch.

    “The rule is vague and open to interpretation. For example, the way the rule reads – you can buy before lunch starts a carbonated beverage, buy school lunch, sit down in the cafeteria, eat the school lunch and not be in violation,” Davis High Principal Dee Burton told KUTV in Salt Lake City.

    It is OK to sell Gatorade and “Snickers and Milkyway bars because they have nuts and they’re nutritious. You can’t sell licorice, but you can sell ice-cream,” Burton said.

    Snickers and Milkyway bars are nutritious?

    The feds say they are attempting to cut down on childhood obesity by fining schools thousands of dollars. But if the government is concerned about the health of children, why don’t they ban all soda sales in schools? Why haven’t they outlawed McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants from operating within a certain distance from schools?

    According to studies, the primary cause of childhood obesity is parent obesity and is linked to genetics and environment. Dietary factors play a secondary role.
    A three year randomized controlled study of 1,704 3rd grade children which provided two healthy meals a day in combination with an exercise program and dietary counsellings failed to show a significant reduction in percentage body fat when compared to a control group, according to a Wikipedia write-up on childhood obesity.
    Despite this, the CDC believes schools “play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.”

    This should be the responsibility of parents, not public schools and the government. However, if we are to assume childhood obesity is caused by processed food, maybe the feds should be fining agribusiness and the food industry instead of attacking schools and parents.

    That is not likely to happen any time soon because agribusiness and large corporations that produce and sell processed food contribute a lot of money to “our” Congress critters.

    It’s easier and more profitable to take money from schools, and subsequently local communities, that pay property taxes to fund schools.
    Fining schools for selling soda is another way for government to revenue enhance.

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    If anything, the federal government shouldn't try to solve the obesity problem because it will only result in a cluster fuck of bureaucracy. Forget the liberty issue, our government couldn't succeed in solving obesity with any means.

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    Truth. Americans will continue to eat themselves into the grave, no what the government tries to do.
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    When will this end. Everyday there is a new study or the government is fucking people over some how. I am about to start a new thread for this but has anyone herd of WWASPS???

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    Correct me if I am wrong but isnt there a tax on foods that contain fat now ?????

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    according to PISA rankings in IQ the country with the lowest average IQ seems to be the one that has the most overweight percentage of the population...the USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by troubador View Post
    If anything, the federal government shouldn't try to solve the obesity problem because it will only result in a cluster fuck of bureaucracy. Forget the liberty issue, our government couldn't succeed in solving obesity with any means.
    and who controls the government...lobbyists

    big food is obviously more powerful than the drink manufactures
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    A big part of the problem is corn subsidies.

    http://grist.org/article/food-2010-09-21-op-ed-corn-subsidies-make-unhealthy-food-choices/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbiker666 View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but isnt there a tax on foods that contain fat now ?????
    I don't think so. Most foods contain some fat. Some place(s) in California have banned trans fats but CA is like a foreign country... a communist bankrupt country.

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    What is making people fat are the processed foods in our grocery stores. The processed food the government lets food companies sell.
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    What a crock of ****. I'd remove all those vending machines. The government fines my school $15K? I'm pulling the plug on high priced junk food if I was the superintendent of that school. Period. The kids can buy their own Snickers bar for less money at the local grocery store. Same with soda. If they're allowed to pack their own lunch and snacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAM View Post
    and who controls the government...lobbyists

    big food is obviously more powerful than the drink manufactures
    Pepsi co. owns just about half of everything in the grocery store, food and drink.

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    they should sell Crunk Juice instead to avoid fines...it's just ghetto enough to be acceptable under this administration

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    Quote Originally Posted by troubador View Post
    I don't think so. Most foods contain some fat. Some place(s) in California have banned trans fats but CA is like a foreign country... a communist bankrupt country.
    Sorry it was Denmark. The USA is trying to implement it though .

    Denmark Introduces ‘Fat Tax’ on Foods High in Saturated Fat - ABC News

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    What makes me mad is they should ban high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oil. Remember that big ordeal they had about fast food chains switching the grease they cook there food in because it was bad for you ? Well that very same oil they made the chains switch to is 50 times worse for you.

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