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Ban high-sugar cereals to tackle child obesity, says Andy Burnham (UK shadow health secretary)
Manchester Guardian ^ | Saturday 5 January 2013 05.17 EST | Conal Urquhart

Posted on 01/05/2013 3:45:20 PM PST by Olog-hai

The government should ban high-sugar cereals such as Coco Pops and other foods that are contributing to an obesity epidemic among British children, the shadow health secretary has urged.

Regulations limiting the amount of sugar, salt and fat in processed foods should be considered if the food industry does not take action itself, according to Labour’s Andy Burnham, who has begun a consultation on how to tackle obesity.

Burnham highlighted the case of breakfast cereals, saying many aimed at children are more than one-third sugar by weight. …

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ban; breakfast; cereals; children; coco; fat; foods; highsugarcereals; limiting; obesity; pops; salt

1 posted on 01/05/2013 3:45:26 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

And Mom would NEVER think about taking sugar from the cupboard and sprinkling it on Little Johnnie’s cereal after he complained it wasn’t sweet enough. Loons, all.


2 posted on 01/05/2013 3:50:32 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ironic since cereals were created as a health food.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 3:51:13 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Olog-hai

Soon, cameras in every kitchen (UK already has cameras in almost 100% of urban outdoors).

Next, electronic scales and probes: you’ll have to register each meal with The State before serving.

And S.F. and N.Y. are slapping their foreheads saying “why didn’t WE think of this?”


4 posted on 01/05/2013 3:52:11 PM PST by freedumb2003 (MOLON LABE)
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To: Olog-hai

I thought I read sometime back that cereal companies were going to start making cereals with less sugar voluntarily. I wouldn’t mind if this were to be the case.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 3:55:27 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Olog-hai

Ahhhh, nothing like the gubmit being the parent instead of the parent being the parent.

What a wonderful new world we live in.

All this crap was available to us as youngsters but NOOOO, we had to have Cheerios and Corn Flakes!


6 posted on 01/05/2013 3:56:48 PM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Olog-hai

I think the British government should mandate bacon or sausage for every breakfast.... Muzzies included...

Don’t like it .... Self deport...


7 posted on 01/05/2013 3:56:53 PM PST by JZoback
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To: upchuck; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
And Mom would NEVER think about taking sugar from the cupboard and sprinkling it on Little Johnnie’s cereal after he complained it wasn’t sweet enough

Kids are always one step ahead of the parents.


8 posted on 01/05/2013 3:59:07 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Olog-hai

Seems to me the Soviet Union got this perfect. Their subjects were limited to a fixed amount of sugar per month. This is total freedom! They could sprinkle all their sugar on their morning cereals, or, choose to make cakes, or choose to... etc.

Make no doubt, this is where the left is going.... and soon!


9 posted on 01/05/2013 4:02:13 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Olog-hai

Unfortunately, most cereals are using HFCS and not sugar. Sugar is NOT the problem - HFCS is. I can state this with absolute certainty.

I dropped 122 lbs in 6 mos. following 5 simple rules: NO HFCS - none, not in anything I consume, NO hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils, I drink 100 oz of water daily, No enriched or processed grains, and eating 50% of my daily calories as protein - real fats are good for you.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 4:07:58 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: Olog-hai

When I’m in a cereal mood, sometimes I’ll take just raw oats and raisins, sometimes walnuts or chopped dates, and just add milk and no sugar...the raisins or dates make it plenty sweet. Delicious.

However...If I eat a Jethro Bodeen size bowl of raw oats, I find out quickly why horses fart so much. So Bee-ware.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 4:08:24 PM PST by fattigermaster
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To: RobertClark

Most cereals still use sugar, not HFCS.
Two big league examples:

Frosted Flakes:
Milled corn, sugar, contains 2% or less of malt flavoring, salt, BHT for freshness.

Cap’n Crunch
Ingredients include corn flour, sugar, oat flour, brown sugar, coconut oil and salt. Additives include niacinamide, reduced iron, zinc oxide, thiamin mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin and folic acid. Also included are yellow 5 and 6 food coloring and BHT-a preservative.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 4:19:57 PM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: RobertClark

You’re right about HFCS. When I was a kid, soda was sweetened with sugar, not HFCS. Kids drank the same amount of soda but they weren’t fat. Now, non-diet soda in the US is sweetened with HFCS and there’s an obesity epidemic among our yutes.

HFCS is poison.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 4:20:28 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Olog-hai

But they’re Gr-r-r-reat!

Thurl Ravenscroft wouldn’t lie to me.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 4:29:13 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: upchuck

8 spoons of sugar on fruit loops,lucky charms,
Strawberry syrup in milk, and a glass of Tang,
I was Zooming all morning.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 4:40:12 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Signalman

Yes.
I read all ingredients. If it has HFC, I don’t buy it. You can find many brands of bread without it.
It’s lab made sugar that’s worse than the ingredient it’s replacing , to save company profits.


16 posted on 01/05/2013 4:44:10 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Olog-hai

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! not my COCO POPS. From my cold empty bowl.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 4:45:48 PM PST by bikerman (What ever happens from now is all OBAMA's fault. Obama lied,economy died)
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To: Olog-hai

I ate high sugar cereals...and other unhealthy junk..by the truckload when I was a kid but was as skinny as a rail.But then I didn’t sit on my a$$ laying video games or watching 200 channels of TV.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 4:48:17 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Olog-hai

Guess that makes him a “Cereal Killer.”


19 posted on 01/05/2013 4:49:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Olog-hai
Yiles! PLAYING video games
20 posted on 01/05/2013 4:50:21 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: Morris70

I had to quit sugary cereals, because about two hours after eating them, I would get the worst sugar crash.....now I’m on Atkins, and no more worries.


21 posted on 01/05/2013 4:52:04 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Gay State Conservative

Take high sugar cereals and soda and other junk foods OFF of the Food stamps.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 4:52:55 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL ... use a pun, go to prison ;-)


23 posted on 01/05/2013 5:05:16 PM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Signalman

There is a growing amount of data that proves the fructose triggers a glycemic response that is definitely unwanted. Table sugar (sucrose) is 50% glucose and 50% fructose. Your body metabolizes them differently and fructose triggers insulin resistance - thus the alarming rise in diabetes. New data also shows that the metabolism of large amounts of fructose also affects LDL levels (although, I’m convinced that since carbs create a craving for other carb laden and HFCS sweetened products which are usually loaded with hydrogenated oils - the LDL effect could be a by product of the other ingredients rather than the fructose itself). HFCS is poison and will kill us all quickly along with hydrogenated oils.


24 posted on 01/05/2013 5:18:16 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: dfwgator

I eat hot oatmeal or eggs.
The cereal with sugar was a memory trip to ‘76.


25 posted on 01/05/2013 5:23:08 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Olog-hai

Actually, with all the socialist European governments sliding into depression, I think that obesity problem will take care of itself when the economy crashes. In fact, those fat children will have a few more days of life compared to the ultra thin ones.


26 posted on 01/05/2013 5:29:15 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Save the nation, have your family's progressives spayed or neutered.)
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To: Olog-hai

I just watched a documentary called forks over knives.

Very interesting about how diet can impact our health.

No meat, no dairy, no refined sugar. They are government conglomerates now, pressuring the public to consume their products.

I’m gonna try it, see how it feels.


27 posted on 01/05/2013 7:20:15 PM PST by onona (KCCO)
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