Monday, February 21, 2011

A "Healthy" Problem

Kids don't like their government mandated daily sustenance intake. Ha. Let's see, when you make food low fat, you have to increase something else to retain flavor. Usually that is salt and sugar. But now, the government is determined that salt and sugar are also bad for you, and so subsequently removed from government school lunches.

So what is left for flavor?

Nothin. From [a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-new-school-lunches-20110220,0,6830768.story"] You can lead a kid to broccoli but you can't make him eat [/a]

"They want us to eat healthy food, but the food has no flavor," sophomore Jacob Hernandez said as he picked at unsalted rice and beans at North-Grand High School. "Last year, they had a yellow Puerto Rican rice. But this year it's all dry, and you can tell they put a lot of stuff in there, but what's the point if there is no flavor?"

I have had my concerns that children are not developing palates in the culinary sense, it seems they do have a little bit left. But for how long?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Another for the IQ Abuse files...

In previous posts it was noted that spanking is correlated to a drop in IQ, but then so was having more than one kid. Well, now add junk food to the list. From the Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1354683/Junk-food-diet-hits-childs-IQ-reveals-major-UK-study.html)

"But the 20 per cent of children with the worst diet at the age of three had on average an IQ score five points lower than the group eating the best diet by the time they got to eight, she said."

The worst diet is identified as "a processed diet high in fats and sugar."

By "fats", they don't mean Good Fats like lard and coconut oil. Fats present in processed foods are mostly always hydrogenated and vegetable based.