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Juice Drink Ban May Help Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Posted May 28 2010 3:48pm
<div xmlns=""><P><A title="Juice Plus+®" href="">Juice plus</A> other drinks that contain lots of sugar and artificial sweeteners may be banned from schools in California. This is part of the initiative to help reduce the childhood epidemic problem so kids can get back to a healthy weight. For those of you who are adults and seeking healthy weight loss, use The Vice Busting <A title="free diet plans" href="">Diet plans</A>. Once up to $297, they are now <A title="free diet plans" href="">FREE diet plans</A>! Here's more on the initiative to ban <A title="Juice Plus+ Reducing Risk" href="">juice plus</A> sports drinks, both of which contain too many calories --</P> <blockquote style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px" dir=ltr> <P>SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California students seeking a lunchtime electrolyte boost would be out of luck under a bill passed Thursday by the state Senate. The measure would prohibit sales of sugar-sweetened sports drinks in public middle schools and high schools. It's sponsored by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as part of his effort to combat childhood obesity.</P> <P>California already bans sports drinks in elementary schools. Sodas have been absent from all school vending machines since 2007. But older students can still buy electrolyte-replacement beverages — an unhealthy loophole that SB1255 would close, said its author, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Los Angeles. Padilla stressed that the bill would not prohibit student athletes from consuming sports drinks during after-school practices or competitions.</P> <P>"We're not touching the football team, we're not touching the soccer team," he said. Critics of the bill called it the latest example of the state trying to control personal choices. "I think this is nanny government run amok," said Sen. Tony Strickland, R-Thousand Oaks. He said the bill would simply delay the consumption of sugary drinks until after school, not stop it from happening.</P> <P>SB1255 passed by a 21-11 vote and now moves to the Assembly. Schwarzenegger urged the Assembly to act quickly so he can sign the bill into law. It would join a number of other state laws promoting healthy diets.</P> <P>"Studies have shown weight gain is connected to consuming sports drinks," said Schwarzenegger, a former bodybuilder. (<em><A title="More ..." href="" rel=nofollow>source...</A></em>)</p> </blockquote> <P><strong>Comments: </strong>While another law or bill usually does nothing more than take away another freedom, we can't ignore the obvious high-calorie and unhealthy items that are contributing to the overweight and obesity epidemic. The main items that contribute are discussed in The Vice Busting <A title="free diet plans" href=""><em>free </em>Diet Plans</A>, and you'll understand why unhealthy or high-calorie items in moderation are still <em>unhealthy or high-calorie items. </em></P> <P>If we don't want government intervention, we can't take our freedoms for granted. Freedom means responsibility. It's time we take responsibility for our own weight loss and healthy <A title="free diet plans" href="">diet plans</A>.</P></div>
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