Mr. Governor-Elect, don't quit on the...

Mr. Governor-Elect, don't quit on the kids

There are 1 comment on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Jan 2, 2011, titled Mr. Governor-Elect, don't quit on the kids. In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

As a young child, I was overweight, stuttered and wasn't very confident. But when I turned 14, I started lifting weights and it changed my life completely.

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wyjomo

Benicia, CA

#1 Jan 3, 2011
Jake, you are a good guy. Everybody feels better when they're active and healthy, but if you really want to combat childhood obesity,the most important thing you can do is lobby to remove federal corn subsidies. Can't say enough about what highly refined high fructose corn syrup does to a kids body. They need exercise for sure, and plenty of it, but you will have much healthier, happier, more productive kids when you quit putting CORN in everything they eat and that won't stop until the price is competitive. Right now it is vastly cheaper than anything else because the federal subsidies allow producers to sell it at BELOW THE COST OF PRODUCTION. That is the primary cause of childhood obesity, corn-feeding our livestock and our kids. Only our kids are not being sold by the pound.

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