Obesity in Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

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    Feb 26, 2014 2:09 AM GMT
    Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.

    The drop emerged from a major federal health survey that experts say is the gold standard for evidence on what Americans weigh. The trend came as a welcome surprise to researchers. New evidence has shown that obesity takes hold young: Children who are overweight or obese at 3 to 5 years old are five times as likely to be overweight or obese as adults.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/health/obesity-rate-for-young-children-plummets-43-in-a-decade.html?hp
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    Feb 26, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
    What great news! Kudos to Michelle Obama.icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 26, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidWhat great news! Kudos to Michelle Obama.icon_smile.gif

    So you support Michelle Obama forcing low calorie meals with more fruits and veggies in school lunches but you're against my idea of cutting unhealthy foods from the food stamps program. Why am I not surprised. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 26, 2014 4:24 AM GMT
    Ravensong said
    HottJoe saidWhat great news! Kudos to Michelle Obama.icon_smile.gif

    So you support Michelle Obama forcing low calorie meals with more fruits and veggies in school lunches but you're against my idea of cutting unhealthy foods from the food stamps program. Why am I not surprised. icon_rolleyes.gif

    No, I was against you making fun of overweight people. Weren't you posting peopleofwalmart pics and saying that's what our tax dollars pay for???icon_confused.gif

    There are already are limitations on food stamps, including prepared food. School lunches are prepared meals. People use food stamps like cash at the grocery store, but 80% of the food at most stores in the US is banned in other countries, because our food industry is making food that causes health problems, including obesity.
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    Feb 26, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Ravensong said
    HottJoe saidWhat great news! Kudos to Michelle Obama.icon_smile.gif

    So you support Michelle Obama forcing low calorie meals with more fruits and veggies in school lunches but you're against my idea of cutting unhealthy foods from the food stamps program. Why am I not surprised. icon_rolleyes.gif

    No, I was against you making fun of overweight people. Weren't you posting peopleofwalmart pics and saying that's what our tax dollars pay for???icon_confused.gif

    There are already are limitations on food stamps, including prepared food. School lunches are prepared meals. People use food stamps like cash at the grocery store, but 80% of the food at most stores in the US is banned in other countries, because our food industry is making food that causes health problems, including obesity.

    No, I was making fun of Isaiah. I just like making fun of Walmart people.

    You're one to talk when you make fun of conservatives and other groups in a mean spirited way.

    That is bull. There are literally signs up saying you can buy prepared foods at places like Subway, BK and 7-11.
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    Feb 26, 2014 4:49 AM GMT
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    Ravensong said
    HottJoe saidWhat great news! Kudos to Michelle Obama.icon_smile.gif

    So you support Michelle Obama forcing low calorie meals with more fruits and veggies in school lunches but you're against my idea of cutting unhealthy foods from the food stamps program. Why am I not surprised. icon_rolleyes.gif

    No, I was against you making fun of overweight people. Weren't you posting peopleofwalmart pics and saying that's what our tax dollars pay for???icon_confused.gif

    There are already are limitations on food stamps, including prepared food. School lunches are prepared meals. People use food stamps like cash at the grocery store, but 80% of the food at most stores in the US is banned in other countries, because our food industry is making food that causes health problems, including obesity.


    Touche!

    @Joe - And this is why I have the asshat on "Block and Ignore". Nothing but processed food shit spurts out of it.
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    Feb 26, 2014 4:54 AM GMT
    Ravensong,

    You should know that there was an investigative reporting by the NYT last year which reveals that food that is afforded by low income people is engineered to be as addictive as drugs on purpose by food companies. Here is the article:

    http://p.nytimes.com/email/re?location=InCMR7g4BCKrqV4D0maRn/R213G9uNMo&user_id=d5d44b1093bbe09f8e45b3f5692cccdc&email_type=eta&task_id=1393391518722539®i_id=0

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    Feb 26, 2014 6:33 AM GMT
    Ravensong You're one to talk when you make fun of conservatives and other groups in a mean spirited way.

    That's because I try to say one nice thing about Michelle Obama and I get attacked!!icon_eek.gif

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    Feb 26, 2014 6:46 AM GMT
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    Ravensong You're one to talk when you make fun of conservatives and other groups in a mean spirited way.

    That's because I try to say one nice thing about Michelle Obama and I get attacked!!icon_eek.gif

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    I wasn't attacking you. I just found funny it how you shot down my idea but are in favor of a similar idea when Michelle Obama proposes it.

    Oh just forget I said anything. icon_neutral.gif