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Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan
The Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2018 | Laura Donnelly

Posted on 10/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT by lowbridge

Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets.

Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis.

Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops.  And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories.

Public Health England (PHE) said “drastic” measures were needed to combat Britain’s obesity crisis.

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Officials said the proposals were at an early stage, with discussions in coming months to decide what is “feasible and achievable” before decisions are made.

Under current plans, the limits would not be mandatory, but similar targets for sweet foods - which have seen a 2 per cent fall in sugar, against a target of 5 per cent - have prompted warnings from ministers that tougher steps may be taken.

Public Health Minister Steve Brine said the Government was “willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: duplicate; foodpolice; government; obesity; pizza
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1 posted on 10/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Chips!


2 posted on 10/13/2018 2:05:46 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: lowbridge

I guess trying to get people to exercise more or longer isn’t an option?


3 posted on 10/13/2018 2:06:40 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: lowbridge

I always ask they cut mine into 4 slices. I can’t eat 8 slices.


4 posted on 10/13/2018 2:07:52 PM PDT by umgud
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To: lowbridge

Folks, go Paleo or low carb.

Everything gets better doing that.


5 posted on 10/13/2018 2:09:09 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: umgud

That’s as old as Moses’ toes, and twice as corny.


6 posted on 10/13/2018 2:09:34 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“I guess trying to get people to exercise more or longer isn’t an option”

Or simply eat less.


7 posted on 10/13/2018 2:09:40 PM PDT by glenduh
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To: lowbridge
Two small pizzas please. Oh and two 8oz sodas too. Or get a medium 8 slice instead of a medium 12 slice. BOOM! 🍕🍕🍕
8 posted on 10/13/2018 2:10:21 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: lowbridge

Oh yeah.

Government mandates on what people are allowed to eat.

That always ends well.


9 posted on 10/13/2018 2:12:16 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: lowbridge

ORDERING PIZZA IN THE DIGITAL ECONOMY:

CALLER:
Is this Gordon’s Pizza?

GOOGLE:
No sir, it’s Google Pizza.

CALLER:
I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry.

GOOGLE:
No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month.

CALLER:
OK. I would like to order a pizza.

GOOGLE:
Do you want your usual, sir?

CALLER:
My usual? You know me?

GOOGLE:
According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust.

CALLER:
OK! That’s what I want ...

GOOGLE:
May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten-free thin crust?

CALLER:
What? I detest vegetables!

GOOGLE:
Your cholesterol is not good, sir.

CALLER:
How the hell do you know!

GOOGLE:
Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.

CALLER:
Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication for my cholesterol.

GOOGLE:
Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago.

CALLER:
I bought more from another drugstore.

GOOGLE:
That doesn’t show on your credit card statement.

CALLER:
I paid in cash.

GOOGLE:
But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement.

CALLER:
I have other sources of cash.

GOOGLE:
That doesn’t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law.

CALLER:
WHAT THE HELL!!!

GOOGLE:
I’m sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you.

CALLER:
Enough already! I’m sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the others. I’m going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me.

GOOGLE:
I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks ago.


10 posted on 10/13/2018 2:13:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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When I really wanted to lose weight and had to make choices that provided enough nutrition without too many calories, I figured it out. Everyone is different. Folks have to figure things out for themselves or big gov will infantilize us all. One can’t help but suspect that’s the goal of the puppet masters.


11 posted on 10/13/2018 2:16:05 PM PDT by grania ("You don't give power to an angry left wing mob")
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To: lowbridge

Food Police Food Police


12 posted on 10/13/2018 2:16:08 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: lowbridge

“Psst, hey buddy. Wanna buy a full size pizza?”


13 posted on 10/13/2018 2:19:18 PM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes rights)
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To: lowbridge

Britain.

By all means, reduce the size of the pizza and raise the price.

I wonder who is really behind these new laws.


14 posted on 10/13/2018 2:19:37 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: fruser1

Chips only if they are boiled in water.


15 posted on 10/13/2018 2:20:24 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (All I know is what I read in the papers.)
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To: umgud

LOL


16 posted on 10/13/2018 2:20:47 PM PDT by NRx (#BlackBart-notmypope)
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To: lowbridge

Public Health Minister Steve Brine said the Government was “willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country.”

Well.... ‘willing to do whatever’ doesn’t seem to include dental care.


17 posted on 10/13/2018 2:21:04 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: lowbridge

Ah, socialist totalitarians.


18 posted on 10/13/2018 2:22:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not Averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: UCANSEE2

Public Health Minister Steve Brine said the Government was “willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country.”

You’re a stupid Government you’re not my Mother


19 posted on 10/13/2018 2:22:48 PM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Grimmy

I have a different take on this. Socialized medicine means that I help pay the health care bill of others. So, I should have some say in how they live and what/how much they eat, right?


20 posted on 10/13/2018 2:23:38 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.”)
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