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kick extra cals? Well, soda and other sweet drinks are a serious source of
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BY CARRIE RUPPERT ON 6/13/2012 12:18:00 PM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food, In the News
That is literally the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. Abortion shouldn't be banned, because we shouldn't tell women what to do with their bodies, yet we can't drink 20 ounces of coke? People need to take responsibility for their actions. Why is alcohol not included? There are 140 calories in a 12 ounce can of coke, which is about the same as your average 12 ounce can of beer. Last time I checked, people haven't been killed from a driver who drank too much coke.
by carolinerr on 6/13/2012 10:06:04 PM
If you ban the sugary drinks, it will just make people want them more. Restaurants will lose business on these drinks because everyone will just go to a grocery store to buy them. Why not just encourage healthy eating instead of banning all sugary drinks. Cut down on the price of healthy foods and that may make people think twice before buying the high calorie beverage. I would still continue drinking soda, but the key is moderation. Telling people they can't have something will just make them want it more.
by Bridgge2010 on 6/13/2012 9:09:48 PM
Wow. Are you kidding me? Cutting down obesity should come from ENCOURAGEMENT to eat the right thing, not laws forbidding it! Chandra Pop is completely right! It will simply become socially acceptable to drink two sodas. This is America, you know, Land of the FREE? How does it physically harm others that I have a Big Gulp? It's a matter of personal choice. I'm all for making America a healthier place and lowering the obesity rate, but this isn't the way to go about it! Where I live, they wanted to make a 'sin' tax. They wanted to tax candy, chips, bottled water, and things like that. It failed miserably! There's a reason for that! If we teach our children that healthy is better, then they'll believe that. Positive encouragement. When you train a dog, it won't listen if you only beat it, yell at it, and scold it. It learns of praise and rewards. Hopefully the Health Department will veto this 'law'.
by Stargazin1 on 6/13/2012 7:59:44 PM
@pccool; i completely agree!! Why cant they worry about alcohol instead of soda. More people die due to that each year. Besides, people could just buy more then ne small soda..... It just wont help at all and only get people mad.
by LilyLookALike on 6/13/2012 7:57:23 PM
I think this will help. Health is a big issue and hopefully this will help, though its hard for me to be very simpathetic, because I don't drink Soda. I don't mean one a week, I mean one a year. I had my first soda in 4th grade. Its not like my parents didn't allow it, they drank soda but I just never asked for any.
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