Skip to comments.AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FROM SERVING 1 FOOD TO ANY PERSON WHO IS OBESE,
Posted on 02/01/2008 8:12:23 PM PST by Leisler
AN ACT TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FROM SERVING 1 FOOD TO ANY PERSON WHO IS OBESE, BASED ON CRITERIA PRESCRIBED BY 2 THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO 3 PREPARE WRITTEN MATERIALS THAT DESCRIBE AND EXPLAIN THE CRITERIA 4 FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A PERSON IS OBESE AND TO PROVIDE THOSE 5 MATERIALS TO THE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS; TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT TO 6 MONITOR THE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS 7 OF THIS ACT; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES. 8 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI: 9 SECTION 1. (1) The provisions of this section shall apply 10 to any food establishment that is required to obtain a permit from 11 the State Department of Health under Section 41-3-15(4)(f), that 12 operates primarily in an enclosed facility and that has five (5) 13 or more seats for customers. 14 (2) Any food establishment to which this section applies 15 shall not be allowed to serve food to any person who is obese, 16 based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health 17 after consultation with the Mississippi Council on Obesity 18 Prevention and Management established under Section 41-101-1 or 19 its successor. The State Department of Health shall prepare 20 written materials that describe and explain the criteria for 21 determining whether a person is obese, and shall provide those 22 materials to all food establishments to which this section 23 applies. A food establishment shall be entitled to rely on the 24 criteria for obesity in those written materials when determining 25 whether or not it is allowed to serve food to any person. 26 (3) The State Department of Health shall monitor the food
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Please, maybe in the Gilded Age, when that was the case everywhere (Lillian Russell wasn’t from Mississippi)
The shape of things to come
Have you tried their 'Fat On A Stick'? It's out of this world!!!!
Gee, haven't you seen the "studies" that purport to show obesity is contagious?
Last one I saw even claimed that people who correspond, without ever meeting, are even MORE likely to "catch" obesity from the obese correspondent, than from someone close to them!
That is in addition to the genetic component, and the nurture component, and the low self esteem/depression component, and the....
I would like to see how the lefties vote on the bill. They are nanny-statists on one hand, but also trumpet diversity themselves on the other. It’s cognitive dissonance all the way for them. I personally believe that diversity is a bunch of crap, but then, the government shouldn’t be in the business of interfering with how merchants conduct theirs.
Let's see a $7.00/an hour fast food worker tell a fat person: "sorry, I can't serve you this hamburger and fries".
Malls should be banned next. With all the stores so close together, walking long distances has become of thing of the skinny past.
Ban motor vehicles and horseback.
An epidemic of salt shakers? An epidemic of indoor plumbing? An epidemic of clothing? I don’t think so.
Mississippi Bumper Sticker: At Least We’re Not...Oh crap.
That would be ‘endemic’, not ‘epidemic’. Not the best use of the word, but somewhat acceptable.
Well.....here’s the actual proposed nanny-state bill.....
Skinny and vapid?!?
That thing doesn't even have enough fat in her head, let alone on her body.
Well, they gotta start somewhere, right?
Ban the feeding of fat people, they should also make it illegal for fat people to buy any form of food
Who ever put this thing together is a total idiot and just plain ignorant. For starters there are people who are diabetic who may wander into a restaurant simply needing anything to eat and what if they cannot get served? What then? For others who are truly obese you start cutting off the calories and retaining water becomes a problem. My point is that the solution is a little more complex than what conventional thinking and wisdom will bring about and in this case we are better off leaving things alone.
With "Food Stamps" ...