Lots of media noise yesterday about the American Beverage Association's announcement of voluntary guidelines to restrict the sale of soda pop in schools. Seems to me like they're missing the point. My 13-year old son plays hockey, football, baseball, basketball, taekwondo, drums and XBOX all day long. He would drink two 2-liters of Sprite every day (if I let him) and never gain a pound. It's physics, people.
He's not the issue. The sale of carbonated sugar water ought to be restricted in offices around the country, where sedentary workers gulp down 140-calorie shots of Coke and Pepsi all day between emails and phone calls. I used to weigh 170 lbs. before I started drinking 5-6 cans of pop at work everday. I never ever ever had soda at school when I was growing up. All we had was warm milk or the drinking fountain to wash down the sloppy joe and swiss steak. Mmmm. Swiss steak. (DWG Weight: 233 lbs.)