Skip to comments.The state is now in charge of breakfast (UK)
Posted on 01/07/2013 4:49:26 AM PST by lowbridge
t didnt take them long, did it? The turkey carcass has barely been cleared, the last dregs of scotch remain, but nannys apron is freshly starched and she is ready to do something.
Andy Burnham the Shadow Health Secretary wants to introduce legal limits on the sugar, fat, and salt in food, especially breakfast cereals. "A lot of the time people don't realise just how high in fat, salt and sugar some of these products are, even when you're trying to make healthier choices. The industry needs to show more responsibility and come forward with products that are going to be helpful to parents in making the right choices."
Diane Abbott meanwhile has been banging on about banning the spread of fried chicken takeaways. I appreciate that it is rude to talk about a ladys weight, but as a Shadow Health Minister she is in nautical terms a little broad at the beam herself.
Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, doesnt want to miss out either. After a promising start in October, when he tried his best to get onside by saying he eats his five-a-day, but doesnt want a fat tax since he also [likes] Coca-Cola and crisps, it seems Sir Humphrey has now got him house trained. Hunt recently admitted, If we don't meet our targets and continue to make the progress that we have to make, then we would consider legislation.
It strikes me they want to make the right choices on our behalf.
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Why not ban all cereal and decree that everyone eat some protein for breakfast? As long as the governments in the UK and USA are telling citizens what to eat, they could go all the way and mandate a National Breakfast that meets their anti-obesity rulings.
Just wait until the “Health Nazi’s” hear in the USA get the full power of Obama-care. Everything can be controlled.....Oh wait sir I see you like to eat at McDonalds and you had a Meat Lovers pizza a few days ago.....your medicine is going to be an additional $20 and you are denied your request for surgery.