Sugar Coated documentry

Rhonda - posted on 05/17/2016 ( 4 moms have responded )

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This is a Must see . I seriously feel this is going to be bigger than the tobacco industry charades. ADO. ADHd....obesity......it's currently on Netflix. Very fact informative

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Sarah - posted on 05/18/2016

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Well Rhonda i finished watching this documentary and it was very interesting. I wonder if someday our foods will be labeled with a warning "sugar causes diabetes, heart disease etc" the way tobacco and alcohol are labeled today.
I am a school nurse for a large public school district and many student are low income and receive the federal lunch program. What they eat and what they don't eat is mind-boggling. In one of our junior high schools, the honor science program started a composting program for the leftover lunch food in the cafeteria. So each day a student stands by the trash and directs the compostable items to be deposited in a particular bin. Those kids on the federal program receive a piece of whole fruit with their lunch and the science class wrote an article about the number of whole pieces of fruit disposed of in the compost. Over 80% of the kids eat the entree, the roll, the desert and ditch the fruit. What worries me is even with the information, habits won't change; we will still guzzle and consume sugar dense foods. There are so many obese children in my district that we had to get new desks with chairs that are not fixed to the desk because kids could not fit in the seat!
When my eldest child, now 19 was a toddler, the belief was sugar did not cause hyperactivity in kids. My MIL even used in article about it as a defense for allowing my child to eat chocolate at 2. Well if is wasn't the sugar, why was he bouncing off the walls 15 minutes later?
This documentary is well worth the 90 minutes or so that it took to watch. I probably should have taken notes.
Thanks for the recommendation!
There is another documentary about the toxic effects of plastic, that was really informative too. I will have to look for the title.

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Sarah - posted on 05/18/2016

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The one about plastic is called: Bag It!, and then there was another good one about the contamination of the meat industry called: A River of Waste.
It is scary, I wonder what my kids will be telling there kids someday. "We used to eat sugar! Tons of sugar!" I remember my mom telling me that in 1970 her doctor told her she was gaining too much pregnancy weight and she should smoke more cigarettes to eat less! There is a picture of me and her in the hospital and there was an ash try on the bedside table.

Rhonda - posted on 05/18/2016

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Seriously, the information was mind boggling. There is no doubt ,none, this will be a,game changer. I would be interested in further titles. Thank you

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