Thursday, June 4, 2009

Not seeing in front of their noses

There is an article in the L.A. Times concerning the obesity problem particularly in Hispanic children. This quote is key:

Looking more closely at the foods the kids ate, 68% of calories came primarily from soda, desserts, pizza, chips, fruit drinks, fruit juice, processed meats and burgers. About one-fourth of the children went over the maximum intake level of 25% for added sugars.

So, after having seen this, what do you suppose the headline is?
Hispanic children are getting most nutrients, but eating too much fat
Say what? That list clearly implicates sugar as the problem! Unbelievable!

1 comment:

GlennF said...

I didn't know that pizza had a lot of nutrients. The title was meant to make you read the article, unfortuantely the goal isn't to have an accurate title as well.