A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 06, 2014
“Avoid any food that has a TV commercial”

"The key to healthy eating? Avoid any food that has a TV commercial” is a saying that has been printed on posters. The saying has been cited on Twitter since November 14, 2012.

Commercials are often for processed foods; fruits and vegetables usually don’t have television commercials. However, even healthy foods often have an industry group that advertises. For example, the “got milk?” campaign ran television advertisements. There have also been television advertising campaigns for avocados, bananas, eggs, pork, beef, pistachios, orange juice and bottled water.


Twitter
Stan Lee
‏@BrandDNA
Great advice - The key to eating healthy is to avoid any food that has a TV commercial.
4:42 PM - 14 Nov 2012

Facebook
Health & Organic Wellbeing ( H.O.W )
~ The Key to eating Healthy ? Avoid any food that has a TV commercial ~
Health & Organic Wellbeing ( H.O.W )
http://www.healthorganicwellbeing.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Health-Organic-Wellbeing-HOW-/157452890963356 — with Arlyn Espejo Pineda and Andrew R Blanco.
November 19, 2012

Facebook
BodyRockTv
December 20, 2012 ·
The key to eating healthy? Avoid any food that has a TV commercial.

MyFitnessPal
TOPIC: I read a quote on eating healthy....
dollhands
June 10, 2013 10:25 AM
What about milk & eggs? I see commercials for those all the time. Water too.
I call BS.
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acg67
June 10, 2013 10:26 AM
That would mean a healthy diet would exclude those foods that are advertised, with no regards to context and dosage. Also things like beef, pork, veggies etc are advertised.
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Mother_Superi
June 10, 2013 10:38 AM
“The incredible, edible egg.”
“Beef, it’s what’s for dinner.”
“Got milk?”

The problem with generalizations is that there’s always something out there to shatter them.

Modern Father Online
IS ALL FOOD ADVERTISED ON TELEVISION BAD FOR YOU?
Posted on October 20, 2013 by Darrell - Modern Father Online
(...)
And if you are to simply tell your kids “if it is advertised on television, it MUST be bad for you” then how are you going to get them to eat a banana?

Sorry meme maker, you’ve missed the mark on this one. Sadly, misinformation like this is shared every day. For all the good the information age has brought us, there are plenty who are using it to spread the wrong message.

So next time you see one of these motivational memes, stop and think before you share. Okay, these aren’t as bad a urban legends or scams, but still, we can all aim to be a little smarter, don’t you think?

Now excuse me, I’m off to make my body sing (that’s eating a banana, okay?)

Twitter
Fitness Tips
‏@FittyTips
The key to eating healthy? Avoid any food that has a TV commercial.
5:00 PM - 5 Aug 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, August 06, 2014 • Permalink