Thursday, September 21, 2006

ETHICS: No School Dinners at UK Tourist Attractions

According to BBC News online a 'secret mum' who visited fourteen UK tourist attractions, came away giving them a severe thumbs down for the healthiness of food on offer. Only THREE out of the fourteen managed to score more than 50% in the food health test. Attractions will simply argue on the basis of supply and demand. They have a steady supply of visitors who primarily demand 'fast foods' that are quick to order and simple to consume.

Whilst our schools are getting healthier, it is all too easy for adolescents and children to still access high fat and high calorie foods. The question is - do we want to live in a nanny state where what we eat is dictated to us? OR are we happy to adapt to the obesity epidemic that is threatening to sweep over our nation? More here

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