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California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

I know. So, it feels pretty crappy when your words are taken out of context by one CH and then another hits the Recommend button to confirm it. But thanks for taking a moment.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

What Grocery Store Sales or Bargains Have You Bought Recently?

I'm not a loyal food shopper. I can't be and still pay the kind of prices I'd like to. I wish I could shop one, two places exclusively.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in General Topics

An article to make you stop and think...

True. I only shop for certain items at WF and I've never shopped at WalMart but how can the two shopping experiences even be compared?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News
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California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Wait, I thought you just said up thread that the subject of this thread is warning labels on soda.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

What Grocery Store Sales or Bargains Have You Bought Recently?

They don't have a big selection and they actually have a more interesting beer selection and it's the only place that prices spirits deeply discounted around the holidays but the wine Mgr is open to some fundraising options I'm kicking around for Dec 2014. And given the earlier news report for that location, I'm very happy to say all is well now.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in General Topics

What Grocery Store Sales or Bargains Have You Bought Recently?

Thanks ladies, I scored big on Fage this week! Met the wine Mgr at Best Markets and caught the sale.

You rock :)

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in General Topics
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What Grocery Store Sales or Bargains Have You Bought Recently?

It was. When I returned 2 days later the prices came up $14-17 a pkg. But I left with a mismarked Comte cheese!

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in General Topics

LA Times: What's the right way to tax sugary drinks?

At least there's no tax on bottled water in CA. Although recycling plastics is a whole other issue.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

EXPLODING baked potatoes??

Yes, that's how I remember it too. Those nail rods were sold like four in a pack and there was one that sort of worked like a carousel and you could stick four small potatoes at once on it and place in the oven.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Home Cooking
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California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

No I'm saying people break the law and do not follow the laws even knowing the consequences of breaking the law. If more people obeyed the law that wouldn't work for you?

Hopscotch over to using a cell phones in cars, not wearing seat belts in cars, drinking while driving, selling cigs to minors, liquor to minors, pharma drugs to anyone...okay.

And I still don't know what you're talking about.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Who said anything about an alternative? What alternative? How about just obey the law. That would be terrific.

I have no idea what you are talking about or the extreme example unrelated to this topic you're proposing.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

I hear ya trolley, you make a lot of excellent points. And I'm not disputing them except to say I am doubtful that the label will be the end all or the end of the costs related to the intention of a label warning. This impacts business.

We see news reports about the obesity in this country and it's useful and natural to react. Who wouldn't want to help children & families? These mega beverage and snack companies also help our country and the global community.

So, I'm not saying serious issues don't need to be addressed but take a look at the food politics in our country right now. Food assistance programs get debated over qualifying allowances like processed foods run by the Fed; some local governments address sugar consumption. Where is the 3rd curtain that pulls in the best social minds and best choices and funds that for families?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

cal, I really don't go out of my way to argue or disagree with you. We can have a balanced discussion, I know that. But here in NJ I don't need to be in my car driving more than a few minutes to see other drivers breaking the law. I don't need to read another news report about what goes on in liquor stores selling to minors and I don't have to watch the tv evening news to know that laws don't always work. I am not confident that laws work. I'm sorry to say.

So pls tell me which are the laws that work for you?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Why manufacturer them? Why not take it up with Pepsico. And then we can all stop taking the money these companies provide in charitable contributions, global outreach and educational scholarships/grants too.

http://www.pepsico.com/PressRelease/P...

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Then the focus on the rewards you get when you move and exercise are working?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Do most people in NY want it? Did businesses want it?
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/b...

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

I still believe foods aren't the only culprit. Kids aren't moving enough, not exercising enough and neither are their parents. So what happened to all the fitness initiatives that Arnold spoke so highly of in CA?

Remember this: http://fitness.gov/pdfs/50-year-anniv...

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/polit...

The newly elected Mayor of NY hasn't given up either.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Then we don't actually disagree entirely.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/nyr...

Health Panel Approves Restriction on Sale of Large Sugary Drinks, NYT

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Then you're also referring to about a dozen members of my family. I take obesity seriously. That's is why I am fit and healthy. The obesity issue does have all sorts of fallout tied to it. Lots of polls pointing lots of fingers. I could read all day.

The crisis is real I give you that.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News
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California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

There has been a boatload of informational tools already. Why not use NYC's Mayor Bloomberg and his war on consumer consumption, campaign for health, etc.. Children don't buy cigarettes. This is aimed at children first and foremost.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Is this important poll in response to the universal health care issues CA taxpayers face in anyway. My family has quite a few questions about how they as CA residents pay for the uninsured.

When you say "we" who are you referring to tackling this epidemic?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

EXPLODING baked potatoes??

In my experience the skewers prevent the exploding potato! It's why I use it. But if the skins (depends on the tater) isn't crisp enough I'll do what I said above. Best of both worlds!

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Home Cooking

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Exactly the basis of the CBS Sunday Morning article I linked above regarding soldiers already serving. And who would disagree with your point about it taking a multitude of different approaches to try to tackle the problem. Not I.

I just don't see how mandating how society consumes food will do it. Does punishing consumers work? Does rewarding consumers work? What actually works?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

Right on the menu where they list calories per serving. In all the articles written about this chain's food. And are people no longer visiting McD's?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News
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California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

It is useless but it is also popular as a subject of tax revenue. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/965977

Like I said if something like this goes through, what's next? I don't believe for a moment that such a bill would change how people consume soft drinks especially the very people this would be aimed at.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

California Bill Proposes Soda Warning Labels.....................

No I'm not missing the point. I realize the goal in the link above is to address obesity but did you read the other thread on FMN about sugar tax?
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/965977, LA Times.

I have no interest in having the state do anything more than educate consumers.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Food Media & News

Weekly meal planning for the indecisive

Actually I blame being a daily food shopper. Plenty of ingredients I have on had get bumped if I happen to find something wonderful during a trip to the food store(s). The only thing I am consistently good at planning is bread baking and keeping plenty of pantry items on tap.

Tonight's dinner was going to be shrimp with Thai fried rice and this fabulous green tea spongecake but instead I'm making shrimp cocktail and roasted veg sandwiches with a pineapple dessert.

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in General Topics
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Release Notes Feb 13, 2014: New Posting Format (Workshops)

While reading the Food Quest entries today I noticed the same CH created two FQ both entitled Dehydrating. For the purpose of understanding how FQ's are posted, is it necessary to create a new project by the same CH using the same title/project idea? What would be the reason for doing so?

Feb 19, 2014
HillJ in Site Talk