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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tax On Sugared Drinks, The Five Senses

I am going to get on my soapbox very quickly, and then get right back off. As a nation, we are the fattest in the world. We have high obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates. We eat portion sizes, including sugar, like 6 times or more, over what is recommended. There is all this talk about the government putting a tax on soda, and juice. There are those that have put out commercials against this, and how it would hurt families. I disagree, I think it would be great for families, if it gets them to stop ingesting so much sugar. Juices, that are healthier, with some vitamins, and minerals such as V8 Splash, or Tang, there are others, those are the only two I can think of, should be exempt. Soda, and juices, or Koolaid that are just sugar, with absolutely no nutritional value what so ever, should be taxed in my opinion. There that is my soapbox episode for the week.

Tomorrow for Health we are covering the five senses. I find this cute video, done for a class project. You can view it below. Plus we will be covering more about the family, and how families can differ from each other. We also have our next play date tomorrow, at the park. The weather is supposed to be beautiful. I love Florida this time of year. I still have not gotten DJ's report card done for the first quarter, hopefully this weekend.

Lesson Plans For 10/22/09:

Health: The five senses with experiment, my family home
Math: Division, addition and subtraction review
Language Arts: Apostrophes, prefixes, homographs review
Spelling/Vocab: Write each word two times each
Cursive Writing
Reading Comprehension: Worksheet

Health: The five senses, my family home
Math: Counting to twenty by twos
Pioneers: Worksheet
Alphabet book: The letter X
Printing Practice
Site Words
Reading: HOP Ann's Hat


Anne said...

Those commercials drive me absolutely nuts. I keep shouting at my television that woman should be feeding her family water, not sugared soda. If you notice, she says juice drinks, not juice. I believe juices without added sugar are exempt because they are not as unhealthy as Hawaiian Punch, Kool-Aid, etc.

Ebie said...

I have cut down on my soda now cause I do not buy them anymore. Once in a while, when I have pasta, I'd buy one in the vending machine.

I would agree with the extra imposition of tax on sugared drinks.

Nice post Mel!

Melissa said...

I love Pepsi, and so does my husband. My kids never drink it except on special occasions. I have cut way down, to one can a day, and I feel so much healthier. Now if I could get my husband to. It is better but he still wants it.

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