My step daughter’s Girl Scout troop is having a lock in tonight. In the memo they asked for parents to bring “soda” (2 liters, to share with everyone). Only soda was mentioned as a beverage option. I know I seem like such an asshole about this…but WHY? For what purpose must you allow these kids (kindergarten – 5th grade) drink soda all night long? Kids these ages have little to no self control. EVERY intelligent person in this country knows by now that soda is horrible for people – let alone kids. Caffeine, sugar, chemicals…it can and is actually dangerous to many. So wouldn’t you think that an organization like The Girl Scouts would make healthier choices for the kids during such events?? I mean…it didn’t even MENTION juice or water. They are already going to be eating pizza and chips and lord knows what else…which whatever, I understand it is a special occasion…but come on. At least there is SOME nutritional value in pizza. At least it provides SOME kind of sustenance. But soda – none.
To me, when thinking of beverage options for kids…never once does soda EVER pop into my head. Yea, they may have a diet caffeine free 7up to split here and there – but that is rare. Milk, water, juice, lemonade, crystal light….that’s about it. Why would you ever choose soda when at these ages we still have some sort of control over this. In a few years, we won’t and we have to hope for the best. But now, while in our homes…why not make the healthier choice?
I just know my step daughter is going to come home sick tomorrow. And we have plans in the morning and if they are ruined because she is sick from eatin’ shit and drinkin’ soda all night long I WILL be pissed.
- NYC Anti-Soda Ad Asks: Would You Eat 16 Packs of Sugar? (geteconow.com)
- Health-Conscious Teens Like Sports Drinks (children.webmd.com)
- Poll: Are Girl Scouts Killing Us With Cookies? (diet-blog.com)