Skip to comments.Because I said so
Posted on 09/01/2009 9:27:33 AM PDT by KatyLoraleyVidales
San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city.
They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all for healthier options, but as it stands, they are out there already. If I've got an hour for lunch and I want to eat something nutritious, my first instinct is not to go to McDonalds (or for all you Texans Whataburger). Even if I do, for the sake of the argument, most fast food establishments and local eateries have healthier options already soup/salads etc. It's about knowing the facts behind what you eat and the willingness to pass up chips and salsa or the enchilada plate for a salad with light ranch. Either way, that is the choice of the patron not the restaurant or the government.
And since when did it become okay for government to attempt to regulate what restaurants serve? Talk about government intervention in the every day lives of citizens.
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They can have my egg salad when they pry it from my cold, dead, slightly mustard stained hands.
That’s the spirit! I don’t appreciate that every one, irrespective of their size, weight, or health, will be subject to these changes, imposed on these local small businesses. It’s ridiculous.
DEATH BY GRANOLA!!!!
Granola won’t actually kill you - it’ll just make you wish you were dead.
Tamales and refried beans are loaded with lard. Go for it, San Antonio.
Do you put chopped celery and sweet pickle relish in it? YUM
I’m thinking of putting relish in the next batch I make. My mom always made it that way, but then I started liking it without relish. I was thinking of working that back into the recipe, though.
Yes they are. And as someone who makes them each year, I can assure you that making adjustments to the menu items at my favorite eateries...isn’t going to stop me from making them at home. Then they’ll probably pass legislation refraining me from doing that too. Lovely.
So, do you think the San Antonio Health Department is going to be able to close down every single mom and pop mexican restaurant, taco and tamale stand in SA for using fatty ingredients? Bring it on. LOL!
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