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Kids Should Eat Less Candy

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/11/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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LynzAC

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I think kids should eat less candy because they ccould get obese.
Solomon_Orlando

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Although this debate has very little detail, I'm a bit bored today and decided to test my luck on this debate. I'd like to thank my opponent for making the debate and allowing it to be open so that I may accept it. I will be arguing that kids should not have to eat less candy.

Going off of your statement, you mention that children should eat less candy because they could get obese. While you're correct that there is a possibility of a child becoming larger if they had a diet specifically filled with treats and goodies, studies have surfaced to show that children who eat candy are less likely to be obese later on in their life.

"Researchers at Louisiana State University in the U.S. monitored more than 11,000 children and young people between the ages of two and 18 from 1999 to 2004. The data showed that children who ate sweets were 22 per cent less likely to be overweight or obese than those who did not. Among adolescents, even more " 26 per cent " were likely to weigh less than their counterparts who did not eat sweets. (O'Neil)"

As you can see, children who eat a fair amount of candy were less likely to be overweight. Regardless of that, I don't think the problem with obesity lies within eating candy and I don't think children should be given strict guidelines on how much candy they can and cannot eat. I believe it's more important to teach them about calories-in and calories-out, how to take care of their body, and how being active is better than sitting in front of the television screen.

To equate obesity to candy is generalizing an entire group of children and it's a bit draconian to limit everyone else's consumption of sweets because a few children are becoming obese. Chances are, those obese children have more extending factors for their weight gain than just the candy.

Sources.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk...
http://www.foodandnutritionresearch.net...
Debate Round No. 1
LynzAC

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LynzAC forfeited this round.
Solomon_Orlando

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I forward all previous arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
LynzAC

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Solomon_Orlando

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Debate Round No. 3
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