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Fri, Feb. 21

Letter: Recipe too heavy on the calories


Children need more calories than adults to get them through the day and allow them to develop properly. However, the spiced-up PB&J sandwich featured in the April 23 edition of the Courier may be a bit over the top. In a country where obesity is epidemic in both children and adults, resulting in significant health problems, adults need to take seriously the responsibility for teaching children good eating habits. One part of a meal which has 549 calories, 34g of fat, 211 mg of cholesterol, 44g of carbohydrates, and 762 mg. of sodium, never mind what is served with it, seems excessive. Did that child have a waffle with syrup and sausage for breakfast, and is lunch followed by a dinner of a Big Mac, fries and a milkshake?

Joan Petty


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