18 November 2006

Soda (pop) is very interesting...since KAITLYNN H. mentioned the pH of the stuff in a recent comment. Personally, I think it is horrible...and that's the ONE thing I would change about Tri-sci. Kids love it and I feel like a "grown-up" when I talk bad about it. But it's a fact that (especially in women) the acids in soda are very bad for us. We are all encouraged to get a lot of calcium "for our bones" right?? The acid in soda actually prevents our bones from absorbing that calcium. This is especially true for females as many become prone to osteoporosis later in life.

In the 1950's Coca-Cola was considered a Friday evening treat that you drank at the movies or while you're hanging out with that special someone before a make-out session on that point overlooking the cityscape, but today the average American drinks 55 gallons of soda a year! In contrast, how many gallons of water do you drink a year?

Soda causes the lack of calcium absorption, cavities, american childhood obesity, and numerous other health problems. In spite of all this you might think: "Man, if it's that bad then why do we allow the machines in our cafeteria?" The answer is $$$$. Schools are so desperate for funding that we allow Pepsi or Coke to put their machines in the cafeteria because they pay us a lot of money to have them there and advertise their logo. In return, we get money to buy science lab supplies, supplies for school dances, field trip funding, new furniture, etc. Kinda messed up right??? I agree. If you want to learn more about the health benefits of green tea or unsweetened fruit juice...come see me.

20 comments:

Kaitlynn said...

I saw my name there!

Kaitlynn said...

Okay wait. The company is pretty much using us to get money. I say the money should go to people to help them with the dieases or something. And how much do we pay them to put it in our cafeteria?? Thats something we should find out. They give us money for having it. We must have to give them money to use it.

Mr. DeVoe said...

Thats a good question. I would love to find out how much money Groton Central School receives from these companies to have these machines in our school district. Would anyone like to email Dr. Myers, Mrs. Shurtleff, and the board of education to find out? Those are the first three contacts that come to mind that might know what we receive. Remember our cross country meet in Marathon - they had that vending machine with apples, raisins, and juice boxes in it? That is a sign that a school district is trying to do something about this problem!

Kaitlynn said...

Yeah I remember. We sould get them coke machines out of our school and put healthy ones!!! I will do the letter, if you tell me how to set it up! I dont know what to do for it!

Kaitlynn said...

See, If I were happy rite now i wouldn't have thought of that

Kaitlynn said...

It has to be a letter and when is it due?

Mr. DeVoe said...

Well this isn't an assignment..so there is no due date. If you're curious I can hand-deliver a letter to the right person.

To whom it may concern,


I was just wondering...

Kaitlynn said...

Okay, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Devoe,
You are a grown up, you just think you're a kid. Even though thats what you want to believe, someone has to be the grown up and I can assure you that it isn't going to be the students!! LOL!

~Crissy

Mr. DeVoe said...

= )

Kaitlynn said...

Ha Ha! I have my first game tonight! We are going to win!!!!

christina_hilo said...

"The fact is that women are the first environment," says Katsi. "We accumulate toxic chemicals....They are stored in our bpdy fat and are excreted primarily through our breast milk. What that means is that through (this)... sacred natural link to our babies, they stand the chance of getting concentrated dosages... How are we going to recreate a society where the women are going to be healthy?"-Winona LaDuke, All Our relations: Native Struggles for Land and Life

Kaitlynn said...

OMG! Mr. DeVo. We won our first game! It was awesome! 25-18 i think! anyways! r u coming to our home game on manday in groton?

Mr. DeVoe said...

Congrats Kaitlynn (and the rest of the team)...I will try to make the next home game.

ericas said...

yo Mr.DeVoe...you know the energy drink..monster...well is that extremely bad 4 you..i mean worse than soda..i drink them evry once and a while...and wanted to kno..

Mr. DeVoe said...

Yeah, energy drinks cannot be good for you...especially for middle schoolers. They come naturally energized.

erica said...

hahah rite. thnx haha

Eric said...

i love soda pop

Eric said...

i saw my name here

Eric said...

OK