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Too dumb to check: Bloomberg blocks food donations for homeless due to salt and fat content
Hotair ^ | 03/20/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 03/20/2012 6:46:41 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

I really did think it was too dumb to check. I saw this column in the Post yesterday and passed on blogging it because I figured it’d turn out to be an exaggeration. Nope. That’s what I get for giving the benefit of the doubt to a guy who worries about people on food stamps buying sugary drinks.

You might die cold and hungry on the streets of New York, my friends, but at least you won’t have to worry about high salt intake.

In conjunction with a mayoral task force and the Health Department, the Department of Homeless Services recently started enforcing new nutritional rules for food served at city shelters. Since DHS can’t assess the nutritional content of donated food, shelters have to turn away good Samaritans…

DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond says the ban on food donations is consistent with Mayor Bloomberg’s emphasis on improving nutrition for all New Yorkers. A new interagency document controls what can be served at facilities — dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.

The city also cites food-safety issues with donations, but it’s clear that the real driver behind the ban is the Bloomberg dietary diktats.

What is with this guy running his little nutritional experiments on the city’s poorest people? Are they simply targets of opportunity, dependent upon NYC’s government for survival and therefore forced to follow whatever pleasure-stifling nannyism Bloomberg can cook up for them? Or does he focus on the poor because in America cheap eats tend to be bad eats, which leads (paradoxically) to more obese poor people? Or maybe it’s a preventive measure aimed at minimizing health-care costs for the poor by improving their diets before they get sick? Or maybe Bloomberg just has deep psychological issues about salt? All theories are welcome.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; food; homeless
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think I saw an arugula back in the swamp one day, a gator got it! It screamed like Medea Benjamin as it died, lots of tonsil rattle!


21 posted on 03/20/2012 7:48:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: pogo101

Now, when the homeless die of starvation, they can thank Bloomberg that their trans-fats are low.


He’s just doing what the left demands. If the homeless die of starvation because there is too much salt in the food, well,,,you have to expect some collateral damage. Can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs.


22 posted on 03/20/2012 7:48:43 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

New York voted for him. New York DESERVES him.


23 posted on 03/20/2012 8:09:12 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: napscoordinator

Also keeps those pesky Christians out of the charity racket ... “sorry, have to shut you down for health code violations”


24 posted on 03/20/2012 8:27:52 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bloomberg should import some NORKs to teach the homeless how to live off twigs and bark.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 8:29:36 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: rockinqsranch
This guy may be a Republican, but in name only.

He is the epitome of "in name only" because he has never been and will never be a Republican. He only switched his party affiliation because there were so many in the dem Mayor primary in NY. Once he one the Rep nomination he basically bought his way into the seat and has continued to pay to stay there.

He has a Napoleonic complex, plain and simple.

26 posted on 03/20/2012 8:49:14 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Terry Mross

Imagine what President Mitt will be like.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 8:57:32 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: SeekAndFind
dictating serving sizes as well as salt, fat and calorie contents, plus fiber minimums and condiment recommendations.

The city also provides food consumption supervisors who make sure that those who receive the donated food chew it properly before swallowing.

28 posted on 03/20/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by TChad
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To: 240B

Liberals not only act like they just got to Earth and don’t know the common sense rules, they also act like they are smarter than everybody else. They act like they are a ruling class, endowed by our Creator with a divine right to rule over us.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 9:24:47 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TChad

isn’t it nice that Bloomberg wants the homeless to get their daily intake of fiber?


30 posted on 03/20/2012 9:28:14 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
isn’t it nice that Bloomberg wants the homeless to get their daily intake of fiber?

No.

31 posted on 03/20/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by TChad
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To: SeekAndFind

I think he is crazy like a fox...less donations from the public means... well the ‘government’ has to step in and provide more...and where does the ‘government’ get more from... why you of course, now everyone gets to ‘share their wealth’.


32 posted on 03/21/2012 7:40:23 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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