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  • UK anti-obesity drive at risk from new US trade deal, doctors warn (THEY CALLED US FAT)

    03/20/2018 10:40:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | Denis Campbell
    Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with the United States could lead to even higher rates of obesity through the import of American foods high in fat and sugar, children’s doctors have warned. US “hostility” towards measures aimed at promoting healthier eating habits, such as traffic light labelling, is also a major threat to the government’s anti-obesity drive, it has been claimed. {snip} Recent research by the Harvard University school of public health pinpointed free trade deals involving the US as a key factor in a process of “nutrition transition” – from a traditional native diet to a much more western one...
  • That new soda tax in Seattle is working out about as well as Chicago’s

    01/10/2018 9:50:02 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 10,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    As noted in the article, in one of the more creative and admirable moves by a retail chain in recent memory, Costco took to changing their price signs, showing how much the beverages should cost, and then tacking on the new tax as a separate line item. The city government appears to have been caught totally off guard by the visceral response from consumers. The majority opinion out on the streets seems to be that shoppers will be heading outside the city to shop. And considering the fact that a case of soda has now increased in price by enough...
  • Making School Lunch Edible Again

    01/10/2018 9:41:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    For years after Michelle Obama’s ironically named Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, students at Penn-Trafford High School in Harrison City, Pennsylvania staged an accidental trash can rebellion. As in many districts, waste management companies were the only winners as students dumped lunch into the garbage. For this school year, Penn-Trafford High School instead tossed Mrs. Obama’s school lunch plan and now President Trump is doing the same on a national scale. As with any policy created by coercive utopians to control personal choices, nothing about the Obama plan made sense. Kids, parents and school districts hated it, and its...
  • Sticker shock over Seattle's new sugary drink tax

    01/06/2018 3:36:14 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 161 replies
    KIRO 7 ^ | Jan 5, 2018 - 7:13 PM | Deedee Sun
    People are feeling sticker shock over Seattle’s sugary drink tax. You might’ve seen a picture circulating on social media that shows a more than $10 tax on a $15.99 case of Gatorade at Costco. On Friday, shoppers were taking their own pictures, stunned by the new prices. Advocates of the tax held a press conference on Friday, to explain how the city plans to use the $15 million expected to be raised from the tax in 2018. One Costco shopper loaded a case of Coca-Cola into her cart, not noticing the new price until KIRO7 pointed it out. “That much!”...
  • TRUMP DUMPS Hated Michelle Obama School Lunch Fiasco – Chocolate Milk Is Back!

    12/02/2017 9:22:15 AM PST · by GonzoII · 74 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 2, 2017 | by Jim Hoft
    The Trump administration is ending yet another of Michelle Obama’s hated, overly strict school lunch rules by bringing chocolate milk back to school lunch menus. The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday announced a new rule set to take effect on July 1 after the period of public comment. The new rule relaxes sodium limits and Obama’s whole-grain requirements. The rule will also allow milk with one percent fat back on the menu, ABC News reported. “Schools need flexibility in menu planning so they can serve nutritious and appealing meals,” Perdue said this week. “Schools want to offer food that...
  • Lunch ladies praise Trump roll back of Michelle O food rules: ‘A good thing for schools’

    06/23/2017 10:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Education Action Group News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Victor Skinner
    President Trump is making school lunches great again, or at least a lot better than they were during the Obama administration. Food service directors are applauding recent changes