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Better Nutrition Equals Improved Education

Posted Feb 06 2009 12:00am

Juice Plus+ - learn why eating fruits and vegetables is especially important, and how you can benefit from adding Juice Plus+® to your diet.

Clinton News: Cafeteria food has always been the brunt of kids' jokes. Many of us remember the grilled cheese sandwich that stuck to the plate when you turned it upside down, and the egg soufflé that jiggled when you poked it. But even that is a far cry from what's served now.

In the midst of a growing childhood obesity crisis, school food now means federally subsidized chicken nuggets, low-grade hamburgers, french fries, hot dogs and pizza. "Cooking" usually involves a centralized kitchen similar to a fast-food assembly line.

According to Ron Haskins, senior fellow of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, "behind the overcooked vegetables and steam-table pizza that American children confront each school day is an industry that rivals defense contractors and media giants in its ability to bring home the federal bacon."

That industry is agribusiness - and, via the National School Lunch Program, it has a chokehold on our kids.

The commodities-driven National School Lunch Program, meant to feed 60 million children healthy food, has instead turned into a major public health threat. The most vulnerable in our society are suffering the most severe consequences, including epidemic levels of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses. More...

Comments: There is no doubt that better nutrition - i.e. a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables - translates into better health, better grades, even a higher income for the working class. Our health care crisis could be solved with just a simple change in the diets of most Americans. This is one reason that we recommend Juice Plus+ - because it contains nutrients from a variety of fruits and vegetables. Diet and exercise can help reduce the risk of degenerative diseases like heart disease and stroke, diabetes and cancer. Juice Plus+ - learn why eating fruits and vegetables is especially important, and how you can benefit from adding Juice Plus+® to your diet. Juice Plus+® is the most thoroughly researched nutritional product in history.

Dr. Patrick Havey
Juice Plus+ Official Independent Distributor

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