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Central Park's Food Vendors

A very refreshing move by the NYC Parks & Recreation Department.

On Thursday evening, April 22, 2010, I saw for the first time, a fruit stand which replaced the usual junk food vendor at the SW corner of 81st Street & Central Park West. I hope this is the beginning of a healthy plan to phase out the unhealthy foods throught NYC parks.
Please compliment NYC Parks for this promising move:

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Or even better, please patronize this or any other fresh fruit vendor to encourage more of them to be able to get to do business in the parks.


These carts are placed strategically at the entrances of the park and near playgrounds especially to target innocent children.

Public health advocates want the standards to ban the sale of Gatorade and Powerade, which typically contain as much as two-thirds the sugar of sodas and more sodium, as well as sweetened waters such as VitaminWater and SoBe Life Water. Excessive sodium intake by young people could fuel a surge in high blood pressure, which until recently was considered a health threat only in later life, they said.

The contamination of Perrier sparkling water was caused when company employees failed to replace charcoal filters that screen out benzene, a chemical impurity in the natural gas present in the company's famous spring in southern France, Perrier officials said yesterday.

Tropicana 100% Fruit Juice!
"MMA physicians believe that the consumption of fruit juice contributes to obesity in children," Dr. David Luehr, the association's president, wrote in a letter to WIC's director. He urged the agency "to go even further and entirely eliminate juice from the list of WIC-eligible foods."

Vitamin Water!
Vitamin waters have been all the rage the past couple of years, but if itís vitamins that youíre looking for, you might look elsewhere. An average bottle of vitamin water is packed with over 100 calories, and loaded with serious amounts of sugar for flavoring. Itís almost as bad as drinking soda, and surely wonít help you on your mission to keep fit.

Coke, Pepsi!
A new study released Thursday suggests sodas sweetened with high fructose corn syrup may contribute to the development of diabetes. The study from researchers at Rutgers University, shows sodas sweetened with high fructose corn syrup contain high levels of compounds that previous research suggests may play a role in the development of diabetes. Especially when consumed in large amounts.

Hot Dogs!
It is no surprise that hot dogs are not a healthy food choice, but how unhealthy are they? A recent study conducted by chemists at the University of Nebraska has shed light on how unhealthy hot dogs really are. Hot dogs have been found to contain several variations of chemical compounds that are believed to cause DNA mutations which may increase one's risk of developing cancer.

So let me set the record straight now. Aspartame (the sweetener in FrozFruit) is one of the most dangerous substances ever added to food. Not only has aspartame been proven to make you fatter, it's been proven to cause some pretty serious diseases, not the least of which are cancer and neurological diseases.

The dangers of soda pop....From