Jon Stewart and Katie Couric Talk Sugar: ‘We Hate Our Kids’ (Video)

Couric’s “Fed Up” says today’s children will live shorter lives than their parents, because of unhealthy diets

Jon Stewart says that if our diet in America says anything about how we feel about our children, we must not like them much.

“So often the politicians always say, ‘We must do it for our kids,” Stewart said on “The Daily Show” Thursday. “And it’s clear, to me at least, that we hate our kids.”

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Stewart’s conclusion is based partly on a new documentary from his guest, Katie Couric. “Fed Up” looks at the reasons for obesity in America, and places much of the blame on sugar added needlessly to food.

“This generation of children is the first that will live shorter lifespans than their parents,” she said.

Couric said the government allows and even encourages sugary food by bowing to a sugar lobby that wants people to eat more than twice as much sugar as we should.

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“The sugar lobby says, actually, it should be 25 percent of your diet,” Couric said.

The World Healthy Organization, according to the film, says it should be no more than 10 percent.

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