Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The Evils of Food
Nanny is getting her knickers into a twist again over food. Specifically adverts for food that Nanny believes to be evil, eg chocolate bars, crisps and fizzy drinks.
Nanny's chums in the Food Standards Agency (FSA) think that these "evil" foods should be treated like sex, ie we shouldn't have any and that they should be banned from television before 9pm.
The FSA is pressing for a pre-watershed ban on all junk food commercials to improve children's health.
Nanny thinks that junk food adverts are a major contributor to the alleged epidemic of childhood obesity.
Er is it not up to parents to regulate their childrens' diets, and to make sure they get enough exercise?
I wonder how Nanny will define junk food?
Too much fat and salt maybe?
Does that mean adverts for cheese, butter, milk and salt will be banned?
To repeat, it is up to parents to control their childrens' diets not the state!