Dear Coca Cola, Thank You for Nothing!

Dear Coca Cola, thank you for bringing people together and making us fat and sick. Why even bother with this silly commercial. It is obvious that you are just fighting back against continued pressure from health watchdogs who continue to express concerns about sugar and high fructose corn syrup sweetened beverages!

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  • Eric CO

    Nothing in that video has one ounce of credibility; as if a major food/beverage manufacturer puts our health above profits.

    As a parent of two I find it disturbing that some parents actually rely on this type of “false advertising” to dictate what’s proper nutrition to their kids.

    Just like CU teaming up with McDonald’s http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22584024/university-colorado-joins-mcdonalds-others-tout-healthy-food

    “Physicians and nutrition advisers say their health admonitions are often overwhelmed by billions of dollars a year in mass advertising for soda, french fries, candy, and salty, fatty foods. Hill and other researchers argue, though, that
    food sellers can put similar high-visibility efforts into healthy menu
    items and messages of moderation.”

    They could have just stopped at Soda, French Fries and candy and left off the innocent foods such as salt and fat.

    5th Gear Kids http://www.5thgearkids.org/what-5th-gear-kids seems like a well intentioned program, but was based on extremely faulty, unproven science (Lipid Hypothesis).

    Just a quick glance at the healthy meal choices for kids you see the faulty science still at play.

    Arby’s:

    Jr. Turkey & Cheese Sandwich. Side options: Apple slices with strawberry yogurt dip; Drink options: low-fat white milk or water.
    Jr. Roast Beef Sandwich. Side options: Apple slices with strawberry yogurt dip; Drink options: low-fat white milk or water.

    Great Harvest Bread Co.

    1/2 Ham & Cheddar sandwich on your choice of whole grain bread. Drink options: low-fat milk.
    1/2 Turkey & Swiss sandwich on your choice of whole grain bread. Drink options: low-fat milk
    1/2 Roast Beef & Provolone sandwich on your choice of whole grain bread. Drink options: low-fat milk.

    McDonalds:

    Grilled Honey Mustard Snack Wrap Side options: Kids fries and apple slices; Drink options: 100% apple juice, 1% low-fat milk, chocolate milk or water.
    Kid’s Hamburger Side
    options: Side salad with 1/2 packet of dressing and apple slices; Drink
    options: 100% apple juice, 1% low-fat milk, chocolate milk or water.
    6 Piece McNuggets Side
    options: Side salad with 1/2 packet of dressing and apple slices; Drink
    options: 100% apple juice, 1% low-fat milk, chocolate mlike or water.

    Jason’s Deli:

    Kid’s organic peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread. Side options: fresh fruit or carrots; Drink options: milk or water.
    Kid’s turkey and cheese Kidwich on wheat bread.Side options: fresh fruit or carrots; Drink options: milk or water.

    **Not sure why the salad bar option isn’t part of the healthy choice @ Jason’s Deli**

    My hope is that more people wake up to this illusion of big business being in business for our well being. Also, since most doctors are on the front lines and a trusted resource I hope they educate themselves, such as yourself, so they can better help their patients “prevent” disease and not just “treat” it.

    • Eric – The food industry has gotten really creative with deceptive advertising and false health claims. You spelled it out rather well and thanks for the links.

      Part of Healthcare Reform should be to funnel healthcare dollars into programs that regulate the food industry, but not an easy task. Truly what I call primary prevention.