Thai kids are too sweet?

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We think little about killing our good children with bad sugar.

 

Australian kids eating too much sugar  (19 Oct 2012 - 05:41am)
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New research shows chocolate and cereals are pushing Aussie kids over recommended daily added sugar intakes.
 
The study shows almost 60 per cent of Australian children are getting more than 10 per cent of their daily energy requirements from added sugar, which is above World Health Organisation recommendation.
 
Dr Jimmy Louie from the University of Wollongong also says research has shown that boys consume more added sugar than girls, averaging 22 teaspoons of sugar daily.
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Are Thai kids too sweet?
I think the answer is Yes and Yes (both for boys and for girls).
 
It is the Thai culture when children do something good, parents often reward them with "sweet" cakes, icecreams, chocolates,... We think little about killing our good children with bad sugar. But that is what we do.
 
Next time when our kids do something  good, give them a big hug, praise them a lot, but do not give anything loaded with sugar. Love them but do not kill them!
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It is a trend started on taxes on cigarettes and alcoholic drinks. Governments around the world are fixing  consumption problems by increasing taxes on problem-causing goods (and services). We will see more taxes on sugar (and sugar-added food), salt (and salt added food), fat (and fat added food including fried food), sex services (and VD, AIDS, ... added services),...(and so on)...

 Will the taxes raised on these items be spent on educating and caring people who suffer from effects of sugar, salt, fat,...? Past experiences from increase of fuel tax, cigarette tax, alcohol tax,... suggest otherwise. Raised taxes are wasted on corrupted programs (to reduce corrupted programs (...)) ;-)

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shown that boys consume more added sugar than girls, averaging 22 teaspoons of sugar daily.

 

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ชอบจัง "Next time when our kids do something good, give them a big hug, praise them a lot, but do not give anything loaded with sugar. Love them but do not kill them!"  

สมัยที่ชลัญจบพยาบาลเมื่อ 18 ปี ก่อนนั้นจำได้ว่าการแก้ปัญหาเด็กในหมู่บ้านนั้นในเรื่องการขาดสารอาหาร คือเด็กน้ำหนักน้อยกว่า เกณฑ์  ทำงานได้ สัก 10 ปี พบว่า  มีปัญหาเด็ก โภชนาการเกินมากว่าขาดสารอาหาร   กลายเป็นว่าต้องปรับกลยุทธใหม่  ชลัญยังนึกๆ  อยู่ว่าเป็นเพราะเราส่งเสริมเรื่องโภชนาการ ด้วยมั๊ย โดยไม่ได้คำนึงถึงปัญหาที่ตามมาว่า อาจมีปัญหาโภชนาการเกินได้  น่าคิดนะท่าน SR

 แต่คงไม่ใช่ประเด้นหลักหรอก  แต่เพราะวิวัฒนาการทางด้านอาหาร และแบบแผนการดำเนินชีวิตของคนที่เปลี่ยนไปมากกว่าที่ส่งเสริมให้ เกิดปัญหานี้  

สมัยเด็กชลัญไม่เคยมีงานวันเกิดในหมู่บ้าน  เดี๋ยวนี้งานวันเกิดมีแทบทุกวันเดี๋ยวคนนั้น คนนี้  แล้วต้องมีขนมเค้ก  งง ๆน่ะ  สำหรับหมวยน้อยชลัญไม่เคยจัดงานวันเกิดให้ ก็ยังอุตสาห์มีพี่ป้าน้าอา จำได้  ซื้อเค้มมาให้อีกน่ะ  โชคดีหมวยน้อยไม่ชอบเค้ก รอดไป 

  • Whenever I observed my advisee teaching in both primary and secondary education classes, I saw one or more fat students in every class.
  • Consequently, I do strongly agree with your worthy suggestion for all guardians :-

        "Next time when our kids do something good, give them a big hug, praise them a lot, but do not give anything loaded with sugar. Love them but do not kill them!"

         

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Thank you all Blank, Blankand Blank for your time and comments.

Back in the olden days flour and sugar are both hard-to-get and luxurious. So, cakes and sugar loaded things are once-in-a-blue-moon special treats. But nowadays flour and sugar are plentiful and cheap, excess carbohydrates and sugar are our (all people) health problems and we don't realize that we give flour and sugar (really health problems) to our kids. We are harming our kids because we have not yet realized that giving our kids sugar loaded floury things is the same same as killing our kids -- slowly.

Time to rethink what we do do to someone we love.

Good and clean Fruits and Vegetables are a way to go.

Talking, walking, working and exercising are another.

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This report points finger to Fat, Sugar and Sitting -- So, read it and go out and walk. Mexico facing a diabetes 'disaster' 25 Nov 2012 - 01:42pm Mexico is facing what health experts predict will be a public health crisis from diabetes-related disease.

With each bite into a greasy taco and slurp of a sugary drink, Mexico hurtles toward what health experts predict will be a public health crisis from diabetes-related disease.

A fifth of all Mexican women and more than a quarter of men are believed to be at risk for diabetes. It's already the nation's number one killer, taking some 70,000 lives a year, far more than gangster violence.

Public health experts blame changes in lifestyle that have made Mexicans more obese than anywhere else on Earth except the United States.

They attribute changes to powerful snack and soft drink industries, newly sedentary ways of living and a genetic heritage susceptible to diabetes, a chronic, life-threatening illness.

The results are evident at public hospitals, where those needing treatment for diabetes-related illness, such as blindness and kidney dialysis, clamour for help.

'The first time we came, we had to wait 12 days for my husband to get dialysis,' said Marta Remigio Jasso, who spoke on the grounds of the General Hospital of Mexico.

Already, some 150,000 Mexicans receive kidney dialysis.

But nearly the same number are denied treatment for lack of insurance, said Dr. Abelardo Avila, a physician and population studies expert at one of Mexico's most prestigious medical centres, the Salvador Zubiran National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

'When we project the increase in diabetes and the costs associated with it, the Mexican health system will be overwhelmed. It can't be paid for. By the year 2020, it will be catastrophic. By 2030, it faces collapse,' Avila said.

Somewhere between 6.5 million and 10 million Mexicans now have diabetes, the Health Secretariat says.

While the numbers are fewer than the 20 million who suffer from diabetes in the US, Mexico carries the seeds of an unfolding tragedy linked both to soaring obesity and shifting demographics that will heavily burden health systems.

'Diabetes is the primary cause of blindness in Mexico. It's also the main reason for amputations,' said Carmen Reyes de Ortega, the executive director of the Mexican Diabetes Association, a nonprofit advocacy and educational group.

'The panorama is not good. We'll have a lot of people suffering blindness, with mobility problems and needing dialysis.'

The once-languid pace of Mexican life has undergone radical transformation in recent decades. Crowded urban areas force long commutes on workers, and public security concerns keep them cooped up at home.

Workers who once would return to their homes for long lunch breaks, eating freshly prepared foods, no longer can do that.

'It is practically impossible to go home to eat lunch now,' said Dr. Gabriela Ortiz, a department director at the National Center for Preventative Health and Disease Control.

'We ask for food to be delivered to our office. Some employees go out to the taco stands on the corner or to the street markets.'

Since tap water is widely considered unsafe, and public drinking fountains rare, most Mexicans swill a sugary drink with their meals.

The average Mexican consumes 728 8-ounce sugary drinks from Coca-Cola per year, an average of two a day, far more than the 403 eight-ounce drinks that are consumed per person annually in the United States.

Some 30 of Mexico's 500 largest businesses produce snacks or other types of junk food, carbonated or sugary beverages, Avila said.

He said their total annual sales top $80 billion and their advertising and lobbying budgets easily trump public health campaigns.

A 2012 federal health and nutrition survey found that 64 per cent of men and 82 per cent of women in Mexico were overweight or obese. Obesity levels have tripled in the past three decades.

Mexico now has higher obesity rates among children aged 5 to 11 years than any other country.

According to a 2012 health survey, 34.4 per cent of Mexican children are obese.

The comparable figure in the United States is 16.9 per cent, according to the National Centre for Health Statistics.

'Diabetes 10 years ago was a problem mainly among people 55 years and older. But now we see cases even in young people 12 and 13 years old,' said Reyes de Ortega of the Mexican Diabetes Association.

In Mexico, some 400,000 youth suffer from diabetes Type 1, which requires insulin injections, or Type 2, which is associated with obesity, inactivity and family history.

Amid worries about rising childhood obesity, MPs in 2010 limited the kinds and quantities of food and drinks that could be offered at public schools.

But vendors still congregate outside school gates at the end of each day to peddle fried snacks, sweets and sodas.

Many of the alarm bells sounding about diabetes and its long-term impact come from experts outside government.

'It's a bomb. It's an extremely urgent problem,' Reyes de Ortega said.