Burger King has dropped soda for lowfat chocolate milk, milk, or apple juice in their Happy Meals. Oh, it is beautiful, but once again the food police are idiots. One cup is 8 ozs. The low fat chocolate milk they are now providing has 8 ounces. So do their offering of low-fat milk (which is useless for a child) and apple juice.
You need to read the labels. I did. Frankly, I think a kid is better off with Coke Classic. Notice the sodium count? You might also want to note that they’re not offering orange juice, which is far superior to other choices. I have a problem with apple juice and the chemicals sprayed on it. A kid is better off getting their chemicals from soda.
“…Leading the pressure for the change was the consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, which says it has lobbied Burger King for almost two years to change the menu.
“It will help children eat better now, as soda is the leading source of calories in children’s diets,” says Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy for the group. “It also helps to set kids on a path toward healthier eating in the future, with fewer kids becoming conditioned to think that soda should be a part of every eating out occasion.”
Sugary soft drinks are a top source of calories in children’s diets and can contribute to obesity, Wootan says. The percentage of children ages 6–11 years in the U.S. who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 18% in 2012. Similarly, the percentage of adolescents ages 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention….”
This is rather fascinating. It goes to prove that the fat police are basically politically correct idiots. Frankly, I would not allow my child to eat any chicken nugget, nor their processed meat. It’s just nasty.
You want to fight childhood obesity? Shorten the school day, dump the homework, allow an hour of recess, and let kids be kids. Let them play outside. Dump the skim milk. Studies have showed kids need fatter milk for their brains to develop. There is a correlation between skim milk consumption and childhood obesity. Encourage the arts in school – dance, art, theater. It is about physical activity. Oh, and, all those STEM studies don’t make for better jobs or smarter kids. They are creating kids who know nothing about America, history, the arts, or literature.