Monday, March 28, 2005

Food Nazis Strike Again!

From our friends in the land down under, comes a true crime.

PRE-SCHOOL teachers are acting as lunchbox police to help prevent childhood obesity.

The contents of some Queensland children's lunchboxes are confiscated as pre-schools introduce tough new "no junk food" policies, an investigation by The Sunday Mail found.

Early childhood teachers believed the inspections were the only way to stop children eating junk food, regularly packed for them by their parents.

But a leading nutritionist has slammed the idea, saying it would have no effect on children's dietary habits.

"That is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard," Griffith University senior lecturer of public health, Shawn Somerset, said.

Ormiston College, on Brisbane's bayside, has strict rules on junk food. Banned foods included lollies, fruit juice, chocolate, chips and any highly processed foods.

So now kids, you can no longer have fruit juice. Also, since we the nanny state deem it so, you must suckle from our nipple instead. We will tell you what is good and what is bad and you will not question us because it is in your best interests. Your parents know nothing. You will serve us. Resistance is futile.

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