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May 23, 2014 04:40 AM

Food Quiz

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I thoroughly failed with 0%

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  1. I got 8 out of 9 correct.

    I got the question wrong about full caloried drinks in the schools. I completely DISAGREE with the question as asked and answered in the quiz.

    My daughter goes to public high school here in southern CT. It is true that she cannot buy a Coke while going thru the cafeteria line, she needs to enter the school store which adjoins the cafeteria to buy that Coke, Red Bull, Snapple Fruit Punch, etc. to drink with her lunch while sitting in the cafeteria.
    The school is more than happy to reap the profits of selling a 16 ounce bottle of full sugar soda for $2 or Snapple Punch for $2.50

    and don't get me started on the mammoth sized muffins for $3, or $2 chocolate bars.............
    Simply putting up a wall between the hot food line and the 'school store' doesn't mean the beverage manufacturers have pulled full sugar drinks from the schools. The beverages are all displayed in Logo coolers provided by the soda companies.

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    1. re: bagelman01

      Same here -- there are well over a dozen soda machines in my daughter's HS of 2800 students. Each machine has 8-12 sodas, including ONE diet and Several Water choices per machine.

    2. got 8/9.but the survey itself is more like a industry pat-on-the-back

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      1. re: FriedClamFanatic

        Exactly right! You can get 100% on this quiz by just thinking of which answer favors the food industry.

      2. I learned something! I didn't know full-fat milk had been removed from cafeterias. If they left sugar-milk like chocolate and strawberry but took out the whole milk (which is barely more fatty than 2%) then that's just ridiculous.

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        1. re: ennuisans

          I don't know about your area, but here in Southern CT public schools, The 'white' milk is 2%, but flavored milk is NON-FAT

          1. re: bagelman01

            I think that's typical here as well. But I'd rather kids drank white fatty milk than non-fat sugared milk.

            1. re: ennuisans

              I'd rather my daughter drink any of the milk than buy and consume coffee or Red Bull in her high school

          2. re: ennuisans

            Ugh. It's old news that children should drink full-fat milk.

            1. WOW, what a bogus "quiz".

              These questions leading and illogical and are self-serving to whatever industry PR department wrote them.

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              1. re: sandylc

                yes, I think we all know least the leading and self-serving part