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Old 08-06-2012, 10:36 AM   #11
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Agreed. I would like to point out that there mascot is a clown. So olypmic athletes or not, they are still marketing to children.
As you said though, it's the parents job to be a parent and guide there children.
Let the athletes get paid.
I'd also add that it's nice to see schools taking a more active role in educating children about nutrition. Is this the same in the US?
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I'd also add that it's nice to see schools taking a more active role in educating children about nutrition. Is this the same in the US?
I want the government schools NO WHERE NEAR my future kids nutrition education. They teach grains and grains and lean meat and grains. Fat for brain growth, meat for strength.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #13
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I want the government schools NO WHERE NEAR my future kids nutrition education. They teach grains and grains and lean meat and grains. Fat for brain growth, meat for strength.
The 'Jamie Oliver Effect' hasn't grown over there then? As annoying as he can be what he has done for nutrition is schools is highly commendable.
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The 'Jamie Oliver Effect' hasn't grown over there then? As annoying as he can be what he has done for nutrition is schools is highly commendable.
Not really. Some districts won't allow kids to bring their own lunch, and food items available are along with lines of breaded chicken nuggets and nasty french fries
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I saw/heard/read a report that Oly athletes' food staples were pizza, beer, and ice cream which made me feel good as I guzzled a miller high life to wash down a slice of Little Caesar's before eating Breyer's right out of the carton.

On a more serious note though, it only bugs me slightly that these athletes have to sell McD's in this way. It's not much different than any IFBB pro saying that the brand of pre-workout/protein/post WO/fat burner supp they endorse is responsible for their body's appearance.
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The 'Jamie Oliver Effect' hasn't grown over there then? As annoying as he can be what he has done for nutrition is schools is highly commendable.
He tried over here but his show ran into an insane amount of school system and political bureaucracy. At least the episodes I watched.

Remember, tomato sauce is a veggie over here. Corn oil is soon to be a veggie too, I imagine, despite the fact it's a grain product. Whatever the lobbyists can buy off, or buy in.
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He tried over here but his show ran into an insane amount of school system and political bureaucracy. At least the episodes I watched.

Remember, tomato sauce is a veggie over here. Corn oil is soon to be a veggie too, I imagine, despite the fact it's a grain product. Whatever the lobbyists can buy off, or buy in.
I read a stat in a magazine that claimed 1 in 5 parents thought chips or french fries as you guys know them count as one of your 5 a day. Frightening!
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I read a stat in a magazine that claimed 1 in 5 parents thought chips or french fries as you guys know them count as one of your 5 a day. Frightening!
White bread over here is considered a healthy carb choice. Even carb-centric school meals are usually accompanied by a slice of white bread to meat the government carb standards.
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