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#1 of 6 Old 05-24-2005, 06:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://www.cnn.com/2005/HEALTH/diet.....ap/index.html


"Connecticut is on the verge of adopting the most far-reaching ban in the country on soda and junk food in public schools, in an effort to curb rising rates of childhood obesity."


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"The topic was one of the most contested issues of the session. The lengthy debate outlasted discussions about the death penalty and a bill that allowed Connecticut to grant same-sex civil unions. Lawmakers confessed their personal weight problems and many lawmakers openly drank soda during the debate."


Ah, the power of the soft drink companies. Maybe if we could convince Pepsi that same-sex marriage would help their sales, or that the death penalty hurts sales.........
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Awesome news for Conn. kids! Who needs soda anyways! And the extra 20 minutes of recess sounds great too.
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Who needs sodas indeed!

http://www.medpagetoday.com/tbindex....091&topicid=43

From the article:

"ATLANTA, May 23-Children who are inattentive, restless, and having difficulty sleeping may be reacting to the caffeinated cola drinks in the school vending machine or the home refrigerator.


First-graders have more behavior problems on the days that they are exposed to caffeinated colas than on the days that they have caffeine-free drinks, according to Chicago investigators who reported today to the American Psychiatric Association meeting here. "


Imagine that!
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That is great! I work at an elementary school and cannot believe the junk they are fed. I saw somewhere that it was just as cheap to feed kids healthy food.
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It's about time! Now if only Washington could take a clue from Connecticut........

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When I was in highschool (12yrs ago) they were trying to get healthier snacks in the vending machines. Junk food does not belong in any school. Good for Conn.


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