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    Please tell me it's April 1st

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    McDonald's and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...-health-policy

    I just saw this and don't know whether to laugh or cry...

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    It's not April 1st. I'm crying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mollymoe View Post
    McDonald's and PepsiCo to help write UK health policy
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2...-health-policy

    I just saw this and don't know whether to laugh or cry...
    Mol - surprised you didn't know this! Aren't you aware of the govt's 'Change4Life' scheme/programme? Want to know the 7 main sponsors?

    Nestle
    Cadbury's
    Maccy D's
    Pepsi
    Coke
    Kellogg's
    Walkers

    In fact Kellogg's ran a campaign recently (there was a big poster on the bus stop down the road here) encouraging mums to feed their kids Coco Pops/Coco Rocks/Coco Whatever as a healthy after-school snack, because it was 'high in fibre (referring to Coco Rocks which are wholegrain) low in salt and a good source of B vitamins, iron and calcium (when served with whole milk).

    Ya, right; it's FORTIFIED with vitamins, minerals and iron - and you know what that means...? It means that without it's nutritionally devoid.

    I always roll my eyes when Walker's/Cadbury's/Nestle run a 'Get Kids Active' campaign (Nestle's was the latest. In order to collect enough tokens for one free footie training session, for example, your average 10 year old would have had to have eaten his way through about 100kg of cereal, or drunk about 100 gallons of Nesquik - after which, he'll be too obese to be able to play football!)

    Yes, it's scary - even more so because it's govt endorsed. But it's 100% true.

    I cried. There is no hope for our kids - especially when they're being encouraged to eat crap to help their schools (remember the Walker's and Cadbury's 'eat our shit to help your school get sports kit' campaigns?)

    I almost emailed the govt, to point out the irony, but I didn't bother - it'd be wasted on them... <SIGH>
    La tristesse durera toujours...

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    It really is beginning to look like they want to kill us all off at 50-55, in order to save the pension bill.

    It's time to unleash the bacon.
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    It's sad but explains a lot of things.
    Height: 5'4" (1.62 m)
    Starting weight (09/2009): 200 lb (90.6 kg)
    No longer overweight (08/2010): 145 lb (65.6 kg)
    Current weight (01/2012): 127 lb (57.5 kg)

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    Please tell me it's April 1st
    It's April 1st. It's April 1st. Repeat after me, it's April 1st.

    Feeling better yet?

    Governments don't tend to have much of a sense of irony, but this really does take the low-fat, high-fibre, whole-grain biscuit.

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    I dunno, I kinda liked KFC's double-down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrinking_Violet View Post
    I almost emailed the govt, to point out the irony, but I didn't bother - it'd be wasted on them... <SIGH>
    I don't know much about UK politics. From what I understand, a "liberal" in the UK is someone who is for smaller government? I have heard of the UKIP. The UKIP, if I'm not mistaken, is like the Ron Paul Tea Party in America (excluding Sarah Palin branch.) Other than the UKIP, everyone else in politics over there seems loony to me.

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    Is this the government playing the parental role of "YOU made this mess, YOU clean it up!"? Forgetting that there were millions of people, including experts, contributing enthusiastically to the mess.
    Liz.

    Zone diet on and off for several years....worked, but too much focus on exact meal composition
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