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If Pepsi came up with a nutritional drink for kids would you buy it?

Pepsi is courageously facing the truth of errors past and willing to take the lead for a New Pepsi Generation. Bravo! So is Kraft. So is Michelle Obama. Bravo to you and to those others who will follow suit, to those others who will change what we produce and what we sell to ourselves and to future consumers. It has taken almost 50 years since Bob sang: "The times they are a changin!" - Bob Dylan

Finally there is a movement. There is New Leadership, New Rules, New Opportunities to address Wellness instead of creating and supporting illness for profit! Our leaders can only lead those who are willing to follow. This is no longer about power, profit and control. This is about our wellness, our lives, our children's and the lives of generations to follow. Fat is Fat! Fat is also a metaphor for uncontrolled excess. We are bursting at our seams and it finally seems time to address wellness.


Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on May. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • No a healthy drink to me is either water or low fat milk. Everything else is just a treat and there is no need for me to purchase it for my children, just like no prepackaged food is health food either no matter what they call it or put on a stupid lable, it's just expensive crap with shit in it you shouldn't be putting into your body anyhow.

    Answer by fatcat0908 at 9:18 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • "Is it possible to produce a healthy Pop Tart?

    Kellogg’s is going to try to do just that.

    A low calorie “healthier” version of some of your favorite junk foods could be available in the next few years.

    As part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to fight childhood obesity, First Lady Michelle Obama announced yesterday that food and beverage manufacturers have agreed to cut 1.5 trillion calories from food and drink products by 2015. They’re aiming to cut the first 1 trillion by 2012, according to the Associated Press."

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • First Lady Michelle Obama recently told the big food companies whose processed junk is making our children fat and ill that they need to shape up.

    The words she used, actually (thrillingly!) were "entirely rethink." Food companies were put on notice to start taking responsibility for their role in our disastrous obesity epidemic.

    PepsiCo announced yesterday that it is rising to the challenge. AFP reports that the food giant has plans cut sodium, sugar and fat in its products to help address our national health problems.

    Specifically, Pepsi will slash the average sodium per serving in some of its major brands by 25 percent by 2015, reduce saturated fat by 15 percent by 2020 and cut the average amount of added sugar in its beverages by 25 percent by 2020.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:41 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • No, I quit buying Pepsi years ago

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 6:41 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • buy it all hook line and sinker dont you? That is TOO funny. The people who WANT to eat healthy will ALWAYS eat healthy. And just because every bite you put in your mouth isnt whole wheat and raw veggie doesnt mean it's awful. Everything in MODERATION. It also sounds like you havent been shopping long...are you 18/19 yrs old?? Companies have been switching to healthier alternatives for YEARS. 100 cal snack packs have been out since at least 2004 and General mills cereal started around the same time.sOOOOOOOO does BUSH get credit for that?? I can keep going. Want me to find links :) There's one. 


    Answer by momof030404 at 6:51 PM on May. 25, 2010

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    Answer by momof030404 at 6:52 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • The FIRST George Bush...

    Today I am signing H.R. 3562, the "Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990." This legislation amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require nutrition labeling on certain foods and to regulate health claims about nutrients in foods.

    This Act makes two significant changes in current law. First, it requires food manufacturers to include more nutrition information on their labels to assist consumers in selecting a healthful diet. Second, H.R. 3562 would prohibit food manufacturers from making health claims on their labels unless the claims are permitted by the Department of Health and Human Services.


    Answer by momof030404 at 6:54 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • i bet it will be as healthy as many "lite" things are lite and many "organic" things are organic, etc.

    Answer by figaro8895 at 7:01 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • Food companies were put on notice to start taking responsibility for their role in our disastrous obesity epidemic.

    And...uh...NO...PEOPLE need to start taking responsibility. There isnt a food company out there that is showing up to your house and shoveling crappy food in your mouth OR your kids. And I dont want to HEAR how people "dont know". If you dont know that eating a big Mac and fries and a coke every day is bad for you or chips and high calorie pepsi...then you are stupid...and you cant fix stupid.


    Answer by momof030404 at 7:03 PM on May. 25, 2010

  • All three of our kids grew up just fine on milk, water, herb teas, and the occasional juice diluted to half with water or herb tea.

    They had a soda MAYBE once every two months.

    When they were teenagers, of course, they got themselves sodas more often when they were out at swim meets or orchestra rehearsals.

    We have known TOO MANY of their friends who came down with childhood diabetes (an incurable life-sentence!), and the moms bemoaned that they hadn't realized what sodas/ sweet drinks were doing to their kids.

    WHY on earth would anyone deliberately give their kids sodas (caffeinated or not) ?
    I mean, just because MacDonald's calls a hamburger, french fries and a soda "a meal" in their marketing, does NOT make it true!

    Every time they have a soda, it's like handing your kids a big slice of chocolate cake !

    Milk ... water ... herb teas (Spearmint is super-tasty with apple cider) ... diluted juice.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 7:05 PM on May. 25, 2010