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Monday, October 03, 2016

Nanny Bans Large Puddings

Seemingly Nanny, in the shape of Jeremy Hunt, has decreed that large puddings served in restaurants, pubs etc are to be banned. In the event the restaurants disobey Hunt, he will name and shame them!

As well as reducing the size of desserts, food chains including Pizza Hut, McDonald’s and Starbucks have also been told to reduce the amount of sugar and calorific content in their food.

As per The Times, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt told a private meeting of more than 100 food companies that the performance of each individual food chain would be monitored and those that failed to take action would be named and shamed.
Going out to eat is no longer a treat. It’s a regular habit for many families and is contributing significantly to the extra calories and sugar that we all consume on a daily basis.

We can't ignore the changing habits of consumers. This means we expect the whole of the out-of-home sector - coffee shops, pubs and family restaurants, quick service restaurants, takeaways, cafes, contract caterers and mass catering suppliers - to step up and deliver on sugar reduction.
I thought that, as a consumer and adult, I had freedom of choice wrt what I eat and how much I eat (subject to me being able to afford to pay for it)?

Evidently I was wrong!

Naming and shaming establishments that serve large portions will of course backfire, as it will give them excellent publicity!

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  1. Lord opf Atlantis1:22 PM

    If he is so concerned about obesity, perhaps he might consider naming and shaming those local authorities that have or are closing down swimming pools and other sporting facilities? By depriving local people of these establishments, they have no means of "working off" any weight they may put on.
    I hope those restaurants, pubs and other food outlets being leaned on in this manner simply ignore this "advice"!

  2. And I thought we had elected a "conservative" administration, so why do they sound like Corbyn on steroids?

  3. And I thought we had elected a "conservative" administration, so why do they sound like Corbyn on steroids?

  4. Anonymous4:33 PM

    I think that it is an excellent idea.

    Red meat is apparently also bad for you, so I hope that they also start naming places that serve extra large steaks………and too many chips.

    Or Indian restaurants that over-do the portion size of their curries.

  5. Anonymous7:29 PM

    I take it the HOC restaurant will reduce the size/sugar content of puds? This was the pudding list in 2010 (after a blogger wringing it out of them by FOI request):

    Strawberry & clotted cream cheesecake
    with roasted strawberries v £2.00
    Tiramisu £2.00
    Crème caramel with poached peaches & nectarines v £2.00
    Traditional pudding of the day £2.00
    Fresh fruit salad v  £2.00
    Selection of home-made ice creams & sorbets v £2.00
    Selection of fine cheeses £3.05
    Why not try with a glass of House of Commons
    Vintage Character port £2.60

    Are you able to eat such dishes at those prices? Of course not, the members' dining room is subsidised by us.


  6. “Going out to eat is no longer a treat. It’s a regular habit for many families..." Really? I wonder which 'families' JH is referring to?