Given the epidemic of childhood obesity and juvenile-onset diabetes in this country, it astonishes me that that there isn't more of a movement to ban the marketing of soda to kids. A typical 12-oz can contains between 10 and 14 teaspoons of sugar (and I'm not even going to get into the whole "white sugar-vs-HFCS" debate, they're equally bad in this regard). That's roughly 1/4 cup of sugar per can - and most single-serving bottles are even larger, 16 to 20 ounces.
If you put a big scoop of sugar on a plate and served it to a kid you could rightly be accused of child abuse, or at least depraved indifference. Yet people give sodas to their children without a second thought.
Am I the only one who thinks this is beyond insane?