Tuesday, September 01, 2009
"Open Happiness" says Coke. "Pour on the Pounds" says Cathy Nonas and NYC's Dept of Health
I'm on Delta heading from Atlanta back to NYC... The Coca-Cola-emblazoned screen on the seat in front of me reads: "Open Happiness."
Coke makes the further promise of "Deliciously Uplifting."
There's no mention that colas are linked to obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, ADHD-type reactions to the food coloring, tooth decay or any other health horror. Not so "happy" I guess.
Meanwhile, Cathy Nonas and the NYC Department of Health and Human Hygiene are rockin' a new campaign to curb cola consumption (along with all those other fat-inducing sweetened beverages). Their sign reads: "Are You Pouring on the Pounds?" And follows up with "Don't Drink Yourself Fat."
Remember, dump 1 soda a day and opt for water instead, and you'll drop 14 pounds of fat by this time next year. Drinking 2 or 3 soft drinks, sports drinks, energy drinks, syrupy coffees or sugar-filled smoothies a day today..? Imagine your shrinking waistline if you go with water instead...
Now if we can just convince parents to hook their kids on water instead of this liquid candy...
Posted by MeMe Roth at 2:10 AM
Labels: Cathy Nonas, MeMe Roth, Mexican Coca Cola, NYC Department of Health, obesity, pour on the pounds campaign
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when I quit opening happiness (I mean coke) daily in Feb 2007 I lost 10 pounds in 2 weeks. It's been two years and all of my other annoying symptoms are gones as well.
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