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May 11, 2004

Water: Worthless!

I, for one, support the efforts of the Center for Science in the Public Interest in removing nutritionally deficient foods and drinks from our nation's schools. While the CSPI directly mentions soda in their list of naughty things, they leave out one thing we've been pushing on school children for decades: water.

Worse than throwing soda in a vending machine, though, we're giving it to children for free, and even paying for it with our tax dollars! Like so much other junk food, it has no redeeming nutritional qualities. Water has no calories, no vitamins, no protein, nothing. It's a completely empty substance we should not be encouraging our children to enjoy.

We put drinking fountains in every new public school, people! Look around you! We are encouraging rampant use of this unhealthy beverage! Even worse, people have been known to die from inhalation of as little of a half-inch of water. The potential for abuse among our nation's teens, many of whom will inhale anything that might get them "high," is enormous. Join me now in supporting new legislation to reducing our children's access to this deadly and unhealthy substance.

Posted by Colin at May 11, 2004 6:56 PM

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