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NO FRY ZONE: NYC HEALTH DEPT. BANS FRIED FOOD AT WORK MEALS
The Blaze ^ | April 5, 2011

Posted on 04/05/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT by La Lydia

No French fries. Or freedom fries for that matter. The New York City Health Department has issued new guidelines banning fried foods from its work-sponsored meals, telling employees to cut bagels and muffins in half, and saying that if cakes are served for a celebration, they can’t be coupled with cookies. According to the Health Department, it’s about being consistent. The Daily News explains:

"Employees also got a bright-colored brochure stipulating what can and can’t be served at meetings and parties. "Tap water is a menu must when food or drinks are served. Other beverages must be less than 25 calories per 8 ounces.

'Cut muffins and bagels into halves or quarters, or order mini sizes. Offer thinly-sliced, whole-grain bread,' the brochure states. Deep-fried foods are an absolute no-no and “cannot be served.” For celebrations, cake and air-popped popcorn – “popped at the party and served in brown paper lunch bags” – are allowed. But when a “celebration cake” is served, cookies can’t be offered.

“These standards are mandatory for meetings and events sponsored by the Health Department,” the brochure states. “The Health Department is leading by example by updating its guidelines for food and beverages served at agency meetings and events,” spokeswoman Erin Brady told the News...

Workers were also told to refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes with “noticeable odors..."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; nanny; totalitarian
Some day someone in New York is going to hit back.
1 posted on 04/05/2011 1:30:40 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Hitler would be proud!
2 posted on 04/05/2011 1:33:32 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (The "Manchurian Candidate's" agenda is right on schedule . . . Black & Humble)
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To: Xenalyte

No Fry Dog ping.


3 posted on 04/05/2011 1:34:23 PM PDT by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: La Lydia

No Frie! Cheeps!


4 posted on 04/05/2011 1:34:51 PM PDT by bigbob (u)
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To: La Lydia

This is just bloody ludicrous.....

Bloomberg is a total moron.


5 posted on 04/05/2011 1:36:35 PM PDT by PAMadMax (Islam is a disease....)
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To: La Lydia
The New York City Health Department has issued new guidelines banning fried foods from its work-sponsored meals

So if you want to collect a pension from the NYC Health Dept, don't expect to get fries in the cafeteria. It's good to see government bureaucrats inflicting busy-body annoyances on other government bureaucrats instead of the rest of us for once.
6 posted on 04/05/2011 1:39:33 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: La Lydia

Sounds like the annual Christmas party is going to be a real hoot this year.


7 posted on 04/05/2011 1:39:55 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: PAMadMax
Bloomberg is a total moron.

If that nasty, statist, neo-victorian little prick had his way, he'd be foisting these rules on private individuals.

Come to think of it, he already has to some degree.

8 posted on 04/05/2011 1:43:20 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: bigbob

Take away my frie. But no take away my cheeps. Evah.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 1:45:28 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

How about farts with with “noticeable odors...”? What’s next? Compulsory corks? Mandatory activated charcoal underwear?


10 posted on 04/05/2011 1:46:57 PM PDT by Noumenon ("How do we know when the Government is like that guy with the van and the handcuffs?" --Henry Bowman)
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To: La Lydia

Someone will just make bigger bagels.

People will just take bigger pieces of cake if there aren’t cookies, or will take more cookies if there isn’t any cake.

Liberals are simply obsessive, narcissistic, god-complex control freaks.


11 posted on 04/05/2011 1:54:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: La Lydia
...Workers were also told to refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes with “noticeable odors..."

Isn't that the point?

12 posted on 04/05/2011 1:55:29 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Pray for Japan.)
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To: Noumenon

No not corks, You could become an explosion hazard.

They will put a tube up your butt (gays will love this) and let your gas fuel your own personal space heater. If you’re cold, it’s your fault. If you’re too hot, it’s your fault.


13 posted on 04/05/2011 1:55:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: La Lydia

I’m sure it is amazing to us (normal busy people) that there are people out there with enough time on their hands to be able to worry about what their coworkers are or are not eating. I ate all my veggies Mommy, See? Simply amazing.

Just like Lite cigarettes it accomplishes nothing. People just smoke twice as many or eat twice as much. Or, just go out to eat. Or, fill up your desk with cookies and snacks.

This is not about food at all. IMO

It is all about control of people on a very personal level.

Zieg Heil to you New York


14 posted on 04/05/2011 1:56:22 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

You mean the “HOLIDAY” party don’t you? And Bloomburg can enjoy being by himself. The real party will be at Daisy Buchannan’s. Guiness and Fried Mozzarella Sticks are on me......and there’s more than 25 calories.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 1:58:19 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: FReepaholic

“Perfumes or colognes with undetectable odors allowed. Suckers.”


16 posted on 04/05/2011 1:59:17 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Fried PBJ at the New Jersey State Fair

Hey New Yorkers ... come to New Jersey. We fry food AND Teachers Unions!

17 posted on 04/05/2011 2:02:32 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: La Lydia

The NY Health Dept insists on feeding toxic fluoride at every party. Cool. (mandatory tap water)


18 posted on 04/05/2011 2:05:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Liberty Valance

Ha ha ha! Yes!


19 posted on 04/05/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: La Lydia

They stole my idea. I’m launching my own line of odorless colognes and perfumes this summer. The brand name is ‘Aire’.

Going to market them specifically to idiot Liberals. Each purchase comes with a free ‘carbon credit’. hehe


20 posted on 04/05/2011 2:07:22 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: La Lydia
Employees also got a bright-colored brochure stipulating what can and can’t be served at meetings and parties.

Was it printed on 100% recycled paper? With environmentally-friendly inks? Only one per ten employees with directions to circulate? And usable as toilet paper afterwards?

I didn't think so. 0.5 / s

21 posted on 04/05/2011 2:10:45 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: 240B
They stole my idea. I’m launching my own line of odorless colognes and perfumes this summer. The brand name is ‘Aire’. Going to market them specifically to idiot Liberals. Each purchase comes with a free ‘carbon credit’. hehe

Just make sure they don't contain any Dihydrogen Monoxide, that stuff can kill you.

22 posted on 04/05/2011 2:10:56 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 240B

“Odorless colognes”? You fiend! Don’t you care how many people will die from the Di-Hydrogen/Monoxide you’ll make it from?


23 posted on 04/05/2011 2:10:56 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Liberty Valance

A REAL man, and a real PBJ.


24 posted on 04/05/2011 2:11:01 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I want you to put an equal amount of blueberries in each muffin.

25 posted on 04/05/2011 2:11:01 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (My dream thread: Mormon cop shoots Catholic Freeper's Pit Bull and takes his Macbook Pro.)
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To: La Lydia

This is a liberal DREAM. If they can’t ban fun, parties or levity outright, they’ll legislate them into misery so the employees will give up and not have parties anymore.

I suspect a lot of people will eat what they want before the mandatory events and Dictator Bloomberg’s toxic tap water and tasteless slop will sit untouched.

Will these rules apply to Dictator Bloomberg’s birthday party, if his staff throws him one? Didn’t think so.


26 posted on 04/05/2011 2:14:54 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: La Lydia

Meanwhile, back at headquarters...

The Obama’s are scarfing down Kobe steaks, racks of ribs and brats.

‘That healthy crap is only for the little people.’


27 posted on 04/05/2011 2:18:40 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Noumenon
How about farts with with “noticeable odors...”? What’s next? Compulsory corks? Mandatory activated charcoal underwear?

The Flatulence Deodorizer ™ activated charcoal cloth pads can end embarrassment safely and help you regain your self-confidence and dignity.

And let's not forget about helping to reverse Global Warming

28 posted on 04/05/2011 2:19:29 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: 240B

Fantastic! Can I buy stock in your company?


29 posted on 04/05/2011 2:20:03 PM PDT by oldsicilian
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To: LostInBayport

My 95 year old aunt fries everything...and she will out live the pseudo Republican nofunberg


30 posted on 04/05/2011 2:22:31 PM PDT by databoss
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
So if you want to collect a pension from the NYC Health Dept, don't expect to get fries in the cafeteria. It's good to see government bureaucrats inflicting busy-body annoyances on other government bureaucrats instead of the rest of us for once.

This is just the warm-up act.
31 posted on 04/05/2011 2:23:11 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: La Lydia

Anagram for spokeswoman Erin Brady: Randy Brie. That’s probably banned also for being too high fat.


32 posted on 04/05/2011 2:25:44 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: 240B
Also...

Workers can no longer wear perfume with noticeable odors, post pictures or cartoons that may be considered offensive, and must abstain from eavesdropping.

Who is the fascist goon that runs the NYC Department of Health and MENTAL HYGIENE? Inquiring minds want to know...

33 posted on 04/05/2011 2:27:52 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: La Lydia

Biography of Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Farley was appointed New York City Health Commissioner in May 2009. One of the world’s oldest and largest public health agencies, the department has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and more than 6,000 staff. In recent years the agency has undertaken a number of innovative initiatives, including a comprehensive tobacco control program, the elimination of trans fats in restaurant food, a requirement for chain restaurants to post calorie information on menu boards, and development of an electronic health record.

Before joining the Agency, Dr. Farley was chair of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He received his MD and Master of Public Health degrees from Tulane University. Trained as a pediatrician, he served in the Centers for Disease Control’s Epidemic Intelligence Service and worked for the CDC and the Louisiana Office of Public Health from 1989 to 2000. During that period he directed programs to control various infectious diseases. He has conducted research and published articles on a wide range of topics, including Legionnaires’ disease, prevention of HIV/STDs, infant mortality, and obesity. Dr. Farley is coauthor with RAND Senior Scientist Deborah Cohen of Prescription for a Healthy Nation (Beacon Press). He served as Senior Adviser to New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden in 2007 and 2008.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/commish/combio.shtml


34 posted on 04/05/2011 2:30:19 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

That’s insane and perverse enough for some lib fascist to make it so. Don’t give ‘em ideas...


35 posted on 04/05/2011 2:31:48 PM PDT by Noumenon ("How do we know when the Government is like that guy with the van and the handcuffs?" --Henry Bowman)
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To: La Enchiladita

NAZI (National Socialist)

It is not just a Party
It is a way of Life

this is a little too true to be funny...


36 posted on 04/05/2011 2:33:31 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Noumenon

Eventually they will want to go to what I’ve said but it’s too extreme now.

They get there incrementally. Here’s how they will do it.

It’s called the Dialectic. Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis.

Status quo is thesis. My example is antithesis (extreme opposite, too extreme for most now). Synthesis is their ‘compromise’. ‘Compromise’ would be the guy who suggested the carbon-absorbing underpants. More people would go for this than a tube up their butt.

It also illustrates a flaw inherent in the dialectic process itself. All one really has to do to eventually force people into more extreme positions, since it requires compromise off the thesis position, is simply to always increasingly propose further and further extreme antithesis positions. Status quo versus extremely extreme antithesis still gets you to an extreme compromise position.

It’s time to stop playing the dialectic game with the liberals and democrats.


37 posted on 04/05/2011 2:40:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mr.Unique

Great tagline. Work the Confederate battleflag in there, and it would be perfect.


38 posted on 04/05/2011 5:26:30 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: La Lydia
How about a strawberry funnel cake???

YUM!

39 posted on 04/05/2011 7:14:49 PM PDT by Aunt Polgara
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To: Secret Agent Man
It also illustrates a flaw inherent in the dialectic process itself. All one really has to do to eventually force people into more extreme positions, since it requires compromise off the thesis position, is simply to always increasingly propose further and further extreme antithesis positions. Status quo versus extremely extreme antithesis still gets you to an extreme compromise position.

You've just described the Overton Window.

40 posted on 04/07/2011 8:30:01 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: La Lydia

Is it OK if I take 50 of the little half-and-halfs for the coffee, empty them all into a glass, and drink it?


41 posted on 04/07/2011 8:31:13 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

Have to look that one up. What I do know is what I have described is something called the Delphi Technique. That’s not fiction, liberals are using it and have been using it for a long time.


42 posted on 04/07/2011 12:14:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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