Saturday, February 7, 2015

Kidnetic: Food Companies, Feds Conspire to Teach Kids How to Get Diabetes

Though concerned parents work hard to keep their children away from hard drugs and violent video games, a stealth nutrition education website is sneakily undermining their children's health and safety.

What's scary is that even schools are using this website
to teach children about nutrition, the love child of the food industrial complex and federal government, is a propaganda tool designed to trick parents into killing their children with sugar. colorful game-filled website that purports to teach parents and children about eating healthy.

The only problem is that it does just the opposite, like a nutritional Bizarro World.

For example, one of the "healthy" recipes under the website's Smart Snacks category is the Groovy Grape Ape Smoothie, a lethal concoction of grape juice, low-fat fruit flavored yogurt and banana that has a whopping 49 grams of sugar per serving.

That's more than 12 teaspoons of sugar.

Good thing they use low-fat yogurt, right? (Um, wrong.)

What kills me is that the heading for the nutrition facts is "Why It's Good for You."

It's like an ad for handguns that says they they're good for children because they reduce class size.

The mainstream American Heart Association recommends that children ages 4 to 8 consume no more than 16 grams of added sugar a day. So even if we deduct the 7 grams of sugar from the half banana and another few for the lactose in the dairy and possible actual fruit in the yogurt, we're still left with 18 grams of sugar from the grape juice.

May as well give your kids
glasses of sugar cubes as most fruit juice.
Meanwhile, another kid unfriendly recipe on the website,  Dirt Bowl Dessert, contains low-fat chocolate grahams, chocolate pudding made from fat-free milk and Gummi worms. That's another 26 grams of sugar added to the day's load.

No surprise that the number of children ages 5 to 17 who are obese has quintupled since the low-fat, high-sugar diet was first packaged and sold to American in the 1970s

What is especially nefarious about the unholy alliance between the food industry, federal government and alleged health professionals is that lending their names to the website will cause gullible parents to believe they are feeding their children nutritious meals and snacks.

Here are the bad actors that support and fund this
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Dietetic Association
  • International Life Sciences Institute Research Foundation/Center for Health
  • National Recreation and Park Association 
  • The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • America On The Move™
  • Food Marketing Institute 
  • Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D., F.A.D.A.
    Pediatric Nutritionist
    Rose F. Kennedy Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center
    Bronx, NY
  • Harold W. Kohl, III, Ph.D.
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    Atlanta, GA
  • Ellen L. O'Sullivan, M.S., Ph.D.
    Public Health Professor
    Southern Connecticut State University
    New Haven, CT
  • Russell R. Pate, M.S., Ph.D.
    Exercise Physiologist
    University of South Carolina
    Columbia, SC
  • David A. Schultz, Ph.D., M.Div.
    Assistant Professor, Applied Developmental Psychology
    University of Maryland - Baltimore County
    Baltimore, MD
  • Timothy J. Tobolic, MD
    Family Physician
    American Academy of Family Physicians
    Byron Center, MI
  • Meg Zeller, Ph.D.
    Child Psychologist
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Cincinnati, OH
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Hershey Foods Corporation
  • H.J. Heinz Company Foundation
  • Keebler Company
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kraft Foods
  • Masterfoods USA
  • McDonald’s Corporation
  • National Confectioners Association
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Snack Food Association
Frankly, I wouldn't be surprised if there is also secret funding from Big Pharma,which stands to benefit most from the increase in diabetes and other chronic health conditions that will result from a high-sugar low-fat diet.

Aside from boycotting the companies above -- which isn't hard to do if you already avoid added sugar and most highly processed foods -- we need to ask the federal government to stop lending its name to this disease causing website posing as a reputable source of nutrition information for children.

Where are you when we need you Michelle Obama?

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