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Wednesday, June 11, 2003
I recently heard on the radio that the state legislature of California has enacted a law against selling sodas in the vending machines at school! While I understand that obesity is becoming an epidemic in this country, I also feel that my state legislature could probably spend their time more effectively working on some other issues besides limiting access to fizzy drinks to kids. First of all, not all sodas are "fattening." Ever heard of diet soda? Second, it's really up to parents to teach their kids about healthy eating and exercise. Third, parents should probably be more worried about all the mocha-choca-vanilla-frappucino-ice-blended drinks that I see kids drinking all the time. When I see kids drinking that stuff, I think two things: (1)That stuff is FAT CITY and (2) How come when I was a kid, my parents didn't give me the money to spend $3 (which can buy you a McDonald's Value meal - hamburger, fries, soda) on a freaking drink every freaking day?! I think it's ok to ingest solid fat as long as you understand the consequences and don't go around whining about how fat you are. But I don' t think it's ok to charge people $4 for a cup of milk, powder, and ice. That's just not cool. Hmmm...I seem to have gone off on a tangent. Back to the soda thing...I also think that the government doesn't need to regulate our food intake. People should be allowed to make choices, as unwise as they may be, unless it endangers the general public. I know, I know, you could argue that the obesity endangers the general public, but I know that you know what I 'm saying. Just my 2 cents.

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