Saturday, February 17, 2007
Nanny Bans Fast Food...If You're Poor
Nanny hates fat people and...errrm...thin people.
I guess she hates everyone then.
Anyhoo, as part of Nanny's ongoing policy of hating people and what they eat, Nanny's chums in the Medical Research Council (MRC) have recently announced that chip shops shops and fast-food outlets should be barred from opening in areas of high deprivation.
In other words, poor people are too stupid to be trusted to eat what is good for them!
The MRC have stated that the high prevalence of such takeaways and restaurants in poorer areas may be one of the factors behind rising obesity, because they make unhealthy meals the easy choice for residents there.
Nanny has in fact coined a new word, in the journal "Appetite" the MRC said that fast food outlets in poor areas created an "obesogenic" environment.
Dr Sally Macintyre, from the MRC unit in Glasgow, said:
"Planners perhaps need to take into account
levels of deprivation as well as all the other factors
they consider when granting permission for new businesses."
Tam Fry, chairman of the Child Growth Foundation, said:
"We have got to subsidise fruit and vegetable shops
and we have got to limit fish and chip shops
and burger restaurants to have an impact
on the health of the most deprived communities."
How about educating people as to what is healthy, then letting them make their own decision?
Way too radical for Nanny!