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lamberts-lost-tooth
06-14-2007, 01:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kellogg Co., the world's largest cereal maker, has agreed to raise the nutritional value of cereals and snacks it markets to children.

The Battle Creek, Mich., company avoided a lawsuit threatened by parents and nutrition advocacy groups worried about increasing child obesity. Kellogg intends to formally announce its decision Thursday.

The company said it won't promote foods in TV, radio, print or Web site ads that reach audiences at least half of whom are under age 12 unless a single serving of the product meets these standards:

--No more than 200 calories.
--No trans fat and no more than 2 grams of saturated fat.
--No more than 230 milligrams of sodium, except for Eggo frozen waffles.
--No more than 12 grams of sugar, not counting sugar from fruit, dairy and vegetables.

WOW...this means that the only Tiger representing an empty...over-hyped... valueless... product will be....Who Dey!!!!

tony hipchest
06-14-2007, 02:19 PM
gotta love the bungle faithful

http://www.spandexwear.com/buffet/buf108-2.jpg

MasterOfPuppets
06-14-2007, 06:45 PM
wow!! do these parents ever stop to think thier kids turn into butterballs because thier sittin on thier asses all day, playing video games instead of being outdoors getting exercise? i guess its a lot easier blamin someone else,instead of yourself...:coffee:

Steelerstrength
06-14-2007, 07:13 PM
wow!! do these parents ever stop to think thier kids turn into butterballs because thier sittin on thier asses all day, playing video games instead of being outdoors getting exercise? i guess its a lot easier blamin someone else,instead of yourself...:coffee:

Very true! Inactivety is number one, in my book, as the main contributor to childhood obesity. Time to go outside and play! Second is definitely the un-nutritional value of that which people allow their kids to consume.

Next time you're in line at the grocery store check out the contents of the baskets. It's sad to see obese parents with obese kids with nothing but soda & junk food. I wish I could help them understand what they're doing to my health insurance costs! :dang:

When I was a kid, it was Cheerios or Cream of Wheat (the cheap version). Now my breakfast is usually BBQ Chicken Breast, oatmeal with blueberries, rasberries & bananas, 16 oz of H2o, GAC fruit juice, and LifePak Nanotechnology vitamins & minerals. Damn I'm hungry just thinking about it!

RoethlisBURGHer
06-24-2007, 02:37 AM
When I was a kid I ate frosted flakes regularly and never got fat because I spent most of my time playing outside or at some kind of sports pracrice or game.

I had no computer,no video games,and no cable TV and there was no way in hell I was watching soaps with my mom!

And when I went to my Grandparents on the weekend,they had cable TV.I would watch cartoons on Saturday morning,play outside for the day,and watch SNICK (block of programming on Nickoledeon) on Saturday night.Sunday mornings was wake up,eat breakfast,go to church,come home eat dinner and watch football.Before football,and after,I would be outside playing.

Crushzilla
06-24-2007, 03:07 AM
When I was a kid I ate frosted flakes regularly and never got fat because I spent most of my time playing outside or at some kind of sports pracrice or game.

I had no computer,no video games,and no cable TV and there was no way in hell I was watching soaps with my mom!

And when I went to my Grandparents on the weekend,they had cable TV.I would watch cartoons on Saturday morning,play outside for the day,and watch SNICK (block of programming on Nickoledeon) on Saturday night.Sunday mornings was wake up,eat breakfast,go to church,come home eat dinner and watch football.Before football,and after,I would be outside playing.

Thanks for the recap...

:sofunny:

Edman
06-24-2007, 08:20 AM
The "blame others for our problems, It's not my fault" society strkes again.

Maybe if the parents didn't let the kids sit on their butts, restrict their feeding, put them on a diet, and get them exercise, we wouldn't have this obesity problem. But staying inside won't make you obese. It's what you do inside that makes you obese. I stay inside most of the time and I'm relatively fit.

Newzfoxjr
06-24-2007, 09:00 AM
This is bullshit. The parents who don't parent are just looking for an excuse to keep doing what their doing, which is not taking care of their children. If their child is obese, it's their own damn fault, not a cereal mascot's.

Edman
06-24-2007, 10:12 AM
If anything, have the parents even seen the inner message of the recent Frosted Flakes commercials? They have kids doing sports and being active in them! It means GET OUT and BE ACTIVE.

FoxJr said it. This is total bullshit.

Livinginthe past
06-24-2007, 10:34 AM
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h218/n_mckeown/K_tony_thumbs_up.jpg

SteelCityMan786
06-24-2007, 10:39 AM
:sofunny:

j-dawg
06-24-2007, 02:01 PM
i don't get it... when where there be any discussion about the accountability of parents? i've seen some others in here saying the same thing, so i know i'm not alone on this. i'm not a parent, so it's possible i'm not as close to the issue. if you're a single parent and your kids are alone during summer break, don't stock up the fridge with just sugar goodies! lock up the game console and introduce other activities. maybe there's a bigger picture to be addressed here... both parents working, leaving no time to actually raise their children? sheesh!! if you want the fancy cars and all that other materialistic stuff, be responsible, if you don't have time for children, DON'T HAVE THEM! suing the schools, corporations, and anything else that has had an adverse affect on kids in light of the fact that these things are only supplementing the time parents should be facilitating is ridiculous... just seems like a vicious circle to me. the most you can spend on ANY CHILD is TIME.

SteelCityMan786
06-24-2007, 02:07 PM
i don't get it... when where there be any discussion about the accountability of parents? i've seen some others in here saying the same thing, so i know i'm not alone on this. i'm not a parent, so it's possible i'm not as close to the issue. if you're a single parent and your kids are alone during summer break, don't stock up the fridge with just sugar goodies! lock up the game console and introduce other activities. maybe there's a bigger picture to be addressed here... both parents working, leaving no time to actually raise their children? sheesh!! if you want the fancy cars and all that other materialistic stuff, be responsible, if you don't have time for children, DON'T HAVE THEM! suing the schools, corporations, and anything else that has had an adverse affect on kids in light of the fact that these things are only supplementing the time parents should be facilitating is ridiculous... just seems like a vicious circle to me. the most you can spend on ANY CHILD is TIME.

That's for sure. Let these advertising Icons alone. These parents should be teaching kids what's good and what is not good. Heck, don't blame companies for why any child is over-weight. It's mostly parenting. You can't just leave a young child(particullarly 10 and younger in my opinion) choose without knowing these kind of things. It's up to the parents to educate their kids on these kind of things. If they don't, then kids are going to threatening their health before they even turn 18.

SteelCityMan786
06-24-2007, 02:13 PM
gotta love the bungle faithful

http://www.spandexwear.com/buffet/buf108-2.jpg

This one looks like a Bengal going out for a nice robbery. :sofunny: