Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nanny's Heart Attack on a Plate

I was gemused, and heartened, to read that at least one of Nanny's hospitals still allows people (staff, patients and visitors etc) a degree of choice wrt what they can purchase to eat within its confines.

Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where doctors treat stroke and heart attack victims, has within its boundary an establishment that sells a “fry-up” pie (a pie with bacon, sausage, black pudding and beans, with an egg on top) for £1.50.

Unsurprisingly, one of Nanny's chums (Prof Mike Lean, former government adviser, and chair of human nutrition at Glasgow University) wants it banned because he regards it as a heart attack on a plate.

Maybe so, if one ate these pies everyday. However, as an occasional indulgence it will do no more harm than stuffing many other types of food down the gullet. Additionally, given how depressing hospitals are, the hapless patients/visitors/staff need something comforting to eat once in a while.

Professor Lean hates it, and is quoted by the Telegraph:
It should never be anywhere near a hospital. It is laden with fat, salt and without a vegetable in sight. There should be strict guidelines for all food sold in hospitals.” 
It is not compulsory to buy one, and there is ample choice of fruit and low fat foods within the walls of the hospital.

We should be allowed some freedom of choice!

FYI, Professor Lean is wrong about a pie being a heart attack on a plate. The photo at the beginning of this article is of one of my Saturday night fry ups (accompanied by Red Stripe and bread and butter), that I indulge in every so often (now that's a heart attack on a plate!); I haven't keeled over yet!
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.

Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.

Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store. is brought to you by "The Living Brand"

Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts

Why not really indulge yourself, by doing all the things that Nanny really hates? Click on the relevant link to indulge yourselves; Food, Bonking, Gifts and Flowers, Groceries

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:25 PM

    I'm currently hospitalised in Bulgaria, where I live, having had a heartache at the tender age of 52. The interesting thing about this is that I haven't eaten a GB fryup for about 30 years: I have been eating what the Nanny people call a healthy diet, moderate exercise and so on. My family has a history of heart conditions. My chief doctor here told me that something like 50% of the reason I had a heart attack is genetics and 50% overwork: so the odd bit of black pudding and bacon has probably got little to do with it. Of course, if you stuff your mush with the stuff everyday . . .

    Richmond Mathewson.