02 October 2010

Ugh... what a way to eat

Just read this sickening report here.

Researchers from the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md. analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and found that nearly 40 percent of calories consumed by children ages 2 to 18 were empty calories, the unhealthiest kind of calories.

Half of these calories came from just six foods:
Sugary fruit drinks
Grain desserts, such as cake, cookies and donuts
Dairy desserts such as ice cream
Whole milk, which is far fattier than skim.

Except for the Pizza of course, which I am sure is part of a balanced diet (grain, dairy, meat, veggies) I think this is terrible!

Here at the Clemens' household we don't have children, not human ones anyway. I am, however, concerned about Mosby Cat's binging and vomiting on Gerber's Turkey n Gravy baby food.

See. This is why I always make sure I eat enough of two basic health food powerhouses: chocolate and red wine.

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