Kimberly Kirby


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Powerpoint presentation by Kimberly Kirby, presented at the Town Hall Meeting held in Marietta, GA on 4-17-08

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Kimberly Kirby

  1. 1. Real Food?
  2. 2. Georgia’s Obesity Crisis Source: Georgia Dept. of Human Resources, Div. Public Health Nearly half of the 3 rd grade children in Georgia are overweight or obese "If we continue on this same path, Georgia’s children run the risk of being the first generation to live sicker and die younger than their parents ." ~ Dr. Stuart Brown, director of the Division of Public Health, Georgia
  3. 3. Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth <ul><li>Congress directed the CDC to undertake a study with the Institute of Medicine (IOM). </li></ul><ul><li>They were asked to review and make recommendations about appropriate nutritional standards for foods in schools paying particular attention to competitive foods (a la carte items) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Nutrition Standards for Foods in Schools, Leading the Way Toward Healthier Youth <ul><li>Major Conclusions (April 2007): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 25% of total calories from added sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zero trans fat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No artificial sweeteners to be sold at Elementary and Jr. High schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports drinks should not be offered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foods and beverages not to be used as rewards or discipline </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. USDA Nutrition Guidelines <ul><li>2 - 2.5 cups veggies </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 cups fruit </li></ul><ul><li>½ grains should be WHOLE </li></ul><ul><li>At least 60 minutes of vigorous exercise </li></ul><ul><li>12 teaspoons of added sugar a day (4 grams = 1 tsp) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Processed vs. Whole Food <ul><li>Processed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comes in a box or package </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Added sugars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Fructose Corn Syrup </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partially Hydrogenated Oil </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food colorings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flavor enhancers (MSG) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fortified </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whole Food </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fruits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sprouts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whole Grains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beans </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. USDA – a beverage with calcium <ul><li>6 teaspoons of sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Half is added sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup </li></ul><ul><li>Total sugar content is over 80% of calories </li></ul>
  8. 8. More calcium beverage choices <ul><li>Calcium fortified “juice” drinks </li></ul><ul><li>Almost 4 teaspoons of added sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50% of calories coming from sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup </li></ul><ul><li>Contain added food coloring </li></ul>
  9. 9. Not in the cafeteria. But available outside of school. <ul><li>10 teaspoons of sugar in the form of high fructose corn syrup! </li></ul><ul><li>100% of calories from added sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Kids supposed to have a max of 12 teaspoons of added sugar a day… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Do you recognize this food? Ingredients: Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacinamide, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate [vitamin B1], riboflavin [vitamin B2], folic acid), corn syrup , high fructose corn syrup , dextrose, vegetable oil (soybean, cottonseed and hydrogenated cottonseed oil with TBHQ and citric acid for freshness) sugar , cracker meal, contains two percent or less of wheat starch, salt , dried blueberries, dried apples, dried grapes, cornstartch, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate, monocalcium phosphate), modified wheat starch, citric acid, milled corn, gelatin, natural and artificial flavor , partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil , soy lecithin, modified corn starch, xanthan gum, caramel color, red #40 , calcium phosphate, niacinamide, reduced iron, color added, blue #1, blue #2 , vitamin A palminate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B12), thiamin hydrochloride (vitamin B1), folic acid, turmeric color.
  11. 11. Is this food or “food science”?
  12. 12. Are these good choices for our kids?
  13. 13. Are these good choices for our kids?
  14. 14. Happy Birthday… 1 year old today
  15. 15. “ Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~ Goethe