Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513 #00425

Submission Number:
00425
Commenter:
Katherine Spitser
State:
California
Initiative Name:
Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513

I think they should put health warnings on the cans--just like with liquor and cigarettes. Because right now there are boxes of soda that say "do you know that soft drinks can be HYDRATING " It's unbelievable. Truth is, caffeine is dehydrating so a soft drink with caffeine would certainly be an unhealthy choice, not to mention the corn syrup factor. Also, there should be a series of PSAs starring recognized child actors, encouraging children to tell their parents not to by soda, that it is harmful. Even diet soda is not ok for children--Even allowing a child to have sips of a diet caffeine-free soda is a bad practice, because a child simply doesn't need artificial junk in their diets. I am glad that there has been a movement to take soda machines out of schools and hope that trend continues. It's like giving the wrong gas to a car--so much can go wrong.