Monday, 14 February 2011

Let them eat chocolate!

OBESE WILL BANKRUPT NHS read the Sunday Express yesterday. Apparently Britain has the highest number of obese adults in Europe. Not stopping there the paper claims that 25% of our children are obese too! A good look round the playground this morning however found not the slightest case of junior rotundity. So where are they hiding I wonder?

The article tells us that the fast food industry influences negative eating patterns and the government should really do something to stop them manipulating us into eating the wrong foods. (What? The five-a-day campaign didn't work?)

Earlier this year it seems that Health Secretary Andrew Lansley asked some makers of fast food to do something about this awful trend until it was revealed that Mr Lansley was being paid a lot of money by an advertising agency that represents several fine purveyors of junk food including one known for confectionary.

So today I guess the only logical thing for the Daily Express to do was give us a voucher for a free box of choccies!


Maggie May said...

I agree that there don't seem to be many overweight children....... in our area anyway.
I have always thought that some one pays the paper to make these bold statements. Not at all surprised.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eddie Bluelights said...

I agree - I don't see many fat children. There were plenty in my generation at school (excluding me of course LOL). At the rate this country is plunging into poverty I think we will all be skinny before long, with the exceotion of bankers and politicians!
See you on Thursday ~ Eddie

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Teacher's Pet said...

Amazing! The same kind of news is being said here in the USA too... sigh.
I say, "Let the children eat chocolate, and then play, play, play it off.... :)) !! "
I read that you and Maggie and Harry will be visiting Mr. Bionic Hip this Thursday. I've "instructed" him to give you a "hello" from Jackie...and I do hope that all of you have a great visit. I've just read your previous blog about the 'roundabout'... I don't know how I missed it....but glad that I found it this evening.
Have a great remainder of the week, Sam.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Mr Bionic Hip indeed!! LOL