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Kids Lose; Junk Food Lobby Wins

Posted Dec 19 2008 12:13am

Check out this eye-opening, provocative opinion piece from public-health attorney Michele Simon about how the battle to kick junk food out of the schools is losing ground. Enter the power-wielding lobbyists from Coca-Cola and more.

Simon, who is director of the Center for Informed Food Choices, a nonprofit in Oakland, Calif., notes that in Connecticut -- where the governor vetoed the bill - lawmakers involved in an eight-hour House debate stalled at one point while "relating memories of being deprived of candy as a child."

Not sure how Simon is privvy to this information, but this is simply scandalous! If this truly happened, why would lawmakers be discussing candy deprivation?!

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