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Time to scare Americans skinny

10/11/2012 05:07:00 PM
Tom Karst

Even more alarming, researchers found the number of obese Americans could grow from 32% in 2011, to 50% in 2030.

Consumers need to be hit on the head with the fact that they better get serious about eating more fruits and vegetables and eating less empty calories. “More Matters” and “Enjoy Fresh”? Sure. But perhaps a little more hard preaching about the straight and narrow way is in order.

The industry’s evangelists must put the fear of the 2030 judgment day into American consumers. With the obesity time bomb ticking, it’s time to scare us skinny.

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Sarah Ayala    
Portland, Oregon  |  October, 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I totally agree! I get frustrated by the myriad of "diets" and marketing out there that confuse and complicate something as basic as healthy eating. We should relax and enjoy, fresh, real food. The greater variety of fruits and vegetables we put in our diets the greater variety of nutrients we consume and the less room we have for out of the box options filled with sugar and substances that are unknown and unpronounceable by the majority of us. If anyone is interested in forgetting about complicated diets and enjoying more fruits and vegetables (with a bend on kids should be eating more fruits and vegetables too) please check out www.leapingzucchini.wordpress.com

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