Comments on: Cupcakes or Carrots? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/ The EPA Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:00:35 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: eating healthy http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15830 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 05:12:43 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15830 So, what are some of the things that this kind of diet can do for you? For starters, it has the ability to make you full for a longer period of time. It also will aid in curbing cravings that for the most part is what causes obesity in the first place. If chosen properly, proteins are lower in saturated fats and caloric value and can aid in the reduction of cholesterol.

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By: Jenny http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15829 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:08:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15829 i say cupcakes all the way! unless i can get carrot cake…

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By: Marcus Ruhl http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15828 Thu, 04 Feb 2010 13:07:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15828 Good nutrition is important for good learning and it’s been shown that children who regularly eat breakfast have better standardized test scores, better behavior, and are less hyperactive than children who skip breakfast.

Also we’re helping children make proper nutrition choices that they will carry with them into their adult lives.
As corny as it sounds, the children are going to be tomorrow’s leaders (and decide which nursing homes they’re going to put us in) so I’m all for educating children about proper nutrition.

All the best

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By: Jay http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15827 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 12:01:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15827 I think that children are more aware today, as compared with my generation, about what food is good for them and what food is not. They know that eating a Big Mac is not a healthy option. Whereas when I was younger, I did not know this. However knowing this, does not deter a child from wanting to eat a Big Mac. Marketing and the fact that it tastes good has everything to do with it. It is my view that the subject of nutrition must be taught in schools to children at an early age. Children should be taught how to eat and what happens in their bodies, and to their bodies, when they eat incorrectly.

This information is simple and basic, but is not known. Lack of this knowledge has led to the obesity epidemic that we are currently experiencing and an increase in ill health.

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By: Georgia Auteri http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15826 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 14:48:56 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15826 You raise some very good points! Our perceptions about what is good and bad (or “icky”) are shaped when we are children. It can be so hard for people to develop healthy eating habits after they have not been brought up with them. It is not only the parents’ responsibility, but also that of society- what children see other people around them and their favorite TV characters doing has a large effect on them. Keep up the good work Emily!

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15825 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 04:22:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15825 Fruits and vegetables are key parts of the perfect well balanced diet. But the epidemic of badly overweight persons shows that many seem not to care for fruits and vegetables all that much; not adults or children. If the adults won’t eat a healthy diet and they are the role models, should we be surprised by the epidemic in heavily overweight children. The schools should do a better job teaching children good nutrition habits because too many times parents can’t or don’t want to. It needs to be explaned more clearly to children that a bad diet can result in poor health–heart and artery trouble, diabedes, poor dental health. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15824 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:29:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15824 I eat carrots raw to get the full compliment of vitamins. Cup cakes are usually made with sugar aren’t they? What about cup cakes made with honey, or sorghum?

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By: Rob http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15823 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:03:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15823 I try to convince myself that eating that 1 cupcake is okay. After all, carrot cake is a vegetable. Right?

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By: Jackenson Durand http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15822 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 18:59:15 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15822 We are currently working on a best interest to help future generation.
We all know and for others carrot is one of our natural fruit producing vitamins B also, eliminate lesions epidermis, good for skin.
Better parents educate themselves the best our children health would be protected.
Building our children immune by considering vitamins and minerals as priorities.

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By: Patrick C. Hickenhawk http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/10/cupcakes-or-carrots/#comment-15821 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:36:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1160#comment-15821 Emily,
I think your ideas on how to get kids interested in vegetables are refreshing. As a father of 6, it is often hard to get them to eat their greens. I will apply these tactics and post what I find on a later date. Keep up the good work ;). Go Hoosiersz!!!~~~~~~~

Patrick C. Hickenhawk

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