Childhood aspiration on food is a public health issue

Recently, new dietary guidelines were released, recommending reducing sugar intake overall, and reducing meat intake in growing boys. Last year, as we remain in the throes of a nationwide obesity epidemic, the FDA changed the nutritional labels we’ve become all-too-familiar with. The emphasis is now on calorie count of an “appropriate” serving size. So much for my pretending that the “appropriately served” pint of ice cream I just downed had 350 calories. What? That was per serving? From now on, we’ll be able to enjoy our 350 fat-filled calories in the microscopic “appropriate” portion it was meant to be. And no way should we share those sugar-laden calories with our already tainted, meat-loving children.

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