Obesity programs little help for black girls

Nov 2, 2010 Full story: Reuters 17

Two large initiatives designed to prevent African-American girls from becoming obese are not very successful at it, according to two new studies.

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#2 Nov 3, 2010
They don't seem to really love men any more so they eat, and eat, and eat, and eat in lieu of having nothing to do.

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#3 Nov 3, 2010
yep, an obese teenager is someone who's given up on her social life with boys. but aa girls exhibit a whole series of dysfunctional behavior. being loud and hostile all the time, the weight, oow, high abortions, no breastfeeding, and openly hating her blackness, and other self-esteem issues. still, getting aaw and girls to recognize that they have some deep seeded issues is nearly impossible.
the birth rate for aaw continues to drop below replacement levels, while more and more white and hispanic women are giving birth to the next generation of AA. it does seem aaw are slowly being phased out.
george barnett

Raleigh, NC

#4 Nov 3, 2010
It might be helpful to stop the SNAP program (food stamps)allowing the purchase of soft drinks,dessert items(cookies,ice cream,cakes,candy,etc.),chips, etc.etc.etc.with the benefits.This is a case of the Taxpayor subsiding Fatazz.Gotta admit,it is definitely a ahh,"shovel ready project".

“esa hembra es mala”

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#5 Nov 3, 2010
Move out the ghetto..
DISASTER LOOMS wrote:
yep, an obese teenager is someone who's given up on her social life with boys. but aa girls exhibit a whole series of dysfunctional behavior. being loud and hostile all the time, the weight, oow, high abortions, no breastfeeding, and openly hating her blackness, and other self-esteem issues. still, getting aaw and girls to recognize that they have some deep seeded issues is nearly impossible.
the birth rate for aaw continues to drop below replacement levels, while more and more white and hispanic women are giving birth to the next generation of AA. it does seem aaw are slowly being phased out.

“Hey girrrrrl”

Since: Oct 10

Manor, TX

#6 Nov 3, 2010
I've seen alot of fit black girls and women.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#7 Nov 4, 2010
george barnett wrote:
It might be helpful to stop the SNAP program (food stamps)allowing the purchase of soft drinks,dessert items(cookies,ice cream,cakes,candy,etc.),chips, etc.etc.etc.with the benefits.This is a case of the Taxpayor subsiding Fatazz.Gotta admit,it is definitely a ahh,"shovel ready project".
I agree. I don't think they should be able to buy any junk food with food stamps either. If they don't like being told what to eat by the govt, then get off of govt. assistance.

“Hey girrrrrl”

Since: Oct 10

Manor, TX

#9 Nov 4, 2010
NSAS wrote:
Food stamps should be like wic, you should only be able to buy approved healthy foods. Laqwanda should not be able to buy 12 bags of Funyons and 8 24 packs of grape soda.
Healthy food actually costs the state more. The state does have a budget so they have to allow the unhealthy food.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#10 Nov 4, 2010
Ilikehugs wrote:
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Healthy food actually costs the state more. The state does have a budget so they have to allow the unhealthy food.
OK then the state pays more in medicade for their unhealthy habits later.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#11 Nov 4, 2010
Ilikehugs wrote:
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Healthy food actually costs the state more. The state does have a budget so they have to allow the unhealthy food.
No it does not. They get the same amount of money. Just can't buy junk food with it.
george barnett

Bristol, VA

#12 Nov 4, 2010
Ilikehugs wrote:
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Healthy food actually costs the state more. The state does have a budget so they have to allow the unhealthy food.
Maybe the state should feed the 300 pounders every other day/

“Hey girrrrrl”

Since: Oct 10

Manor, TX

#13 Nov 4, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>OK then the state pays more in medicade for their unhealthy habits later.
Medicaid barely pays for anything as it is, so I don't see why it'd matter. It has a very specific area of coverage.
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#14 Nov 5, 2010
Ilikehugs wrote:
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Medicaid barely pays for anything as it is, so I don't see why it'd matter. It has a very specific area of coverage.
I still say food stamps should only be used to buy healthy food. Not junk food like chips, sodas, candy, cookies and mess like that.

“Hey girrrrrl”

Since: Oct 10

Manor, TX

#15 Nov 5, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>I still say food stamps should only be used to buy healthy food. Not junk food like chips, sodas, candy, cookies and mess like that.
Yeah but that'd be communist. Like San Fransisco. I bet they'll outlaw birthday cakes next claiming they're a detriment to children's self esteems. They just outlawed toys from McDonald's happy meals. I swear those people are on a power trip.

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#16 Nov 5, 2010
Ilikehugs wrote:
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Healthy food actually costs the state more. The state does have a budget so they have to allow the unhealthy food.
Just ain't no easy answers, is it. However; money being the only consideration in America is going to eventually destroy all of us.

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#17 Nov 5, 2010
Ilikehugs wrote:
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Medicaid barely pays for anything as it is, so I don't see why it'd matter. It has a very specific area of coverage.
And fat don't count...lol I just had to do that even though it is really not a laughing matter. I could not resist though. lol
fedupwiththemess

Ashburn, VA

#18 Nov 5, 2010
fedupwiththemess wrote:
<quoted text>I still say food stamps should only be used to buy healthy food. Not junk food like chips, sodas, candy, cookies and mess like that.
I don't know why someone would think that this comment is mean.

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#19 Nov 5, 2010
Ilikehugs wrote:
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Yeah but that'd be communist. Like San Fransisco. I bet they'll outlaw birthday cakes next claiming they're a detriment to children's self esteems. They just outlawed toys from McDonald's happy meals. I swear those people are on a power trip.
Well, it may be time for a few power trips. People are unhappy, don't know why they are unhappy. People with access for money are too greedy, people with access to food are too greedy. It's making both sick. Maybe it's time to make some people realize they need help and then giving it to them whether or not they like it. Kind of like a parent to a child; they will feel better for it later on down the road.

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