October 16, 2006

British Health Food Fascists: Nanny-State Nonsense

Given all of the problems facing the UK today, one would think that multiple snacks would be the least of their concerns (h/t Moonbattery):
A boy aged 10 has been banned from his school dining hall because his packed lunch broke the government's healthy eating guidelines.

The father of Ryan Stupples is protesting after his son was forced to eat in the headmaster's office at Lunsford primary school, Larkfield, Kent, because his lunch contained two snacks, instead of one.

Ryan's lunch consisted of a sandwich, fruit, fromage frais, cake, mini cheese biscuits and a bottle of water. The cake and the biscuits broke the snack limit. They were discovered when a teacher checked his lunch box.

Michael Stupples, 41, said: "What 10-year-old boy won't get upset when he's out of a dining hall in front of everyone and made to eat his lunch in the head teacher's office?"

Malcolm Goddard, the headmaster, said: "We take healthy eating very seriously and everyone is aware of our new policies."
"Snack limits"? WTF?!?!?!? Brought to you by your local friendly food fascist, who knows better than you what you should or should not eat! First tobacco, now food. It is only a matter of time before meat and "unhealthy" foods--basically anything that tastes good--are first shunned and then banned outright.

Mmmmm. Butterfingers. Better call the food police!


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