If you watch kids today it's no wonder that science is predicting type II diabetes to rise exponentially over it's already exponential growth. At home they whine until they get sugary packaged foods and outside the home their foods mainly come from convenience stores. There is nothing healthy sold in these stores, mainly sodas and chips.
The food manufacturers notice and design their foods to become addictive and then heavily advertise to children. Notice who sponsors all their sporting events or American Idol. In front of every celebrity you'll find that shiny red can of Coca-Cola. There is zero nutrition in that can but the kids can't wait to get the next one to wash down their salty chips.
As a parent I find this as cruel as the crack dealer on the corner. Wherever sodas go they leave a wake of obesity and diabetes in their path. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was run out of New York for trying to tax sodas and limit their size, but I think something has to be done. Studies have shown that just drinking one soda a day increases the risk of diabetes and obesity. Most kids are drinking for more than one, so we're heading down a slippery slope.
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