Submission Number: 00425
Received: 7/11/2011 11:12:18 AM
Commenter: Katherine Spitser
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts; Project No. P094513
Attachments: No Attachments
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.