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Greens are going to spend $100 million on feeding fat kids

You might think my headline is a bit over the top.

But that is the reality of the situation. The Green party website is filled with references of the problem with child obesity, particularly for kids in poor families.

Source/ Green party website

Source/ Green party website

In 2012 Kevin Hague was banging on about obesity too.

‚ÄúAs soon as it was elected the Government dumped – for irrational ideological reasons – the healthy food standards that the Green Party had managed to get implemented,‚ÄĚ said Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague.

“This new study, reported in the New York Times, shows that banning unhealthy food and drinks in schools reduces obesity. The Health Ministry’s nutritional guidelines released last week demonstrate the importance of healthy food to child achievement.

“The guidelines say under 18-year-olds should not be consuming energy drinks, and highlights how schools can be role models for healthy eating.¬† Read more »

Flakenstein donkey deep in class action against Coke and Frucor execs, Ctd

While Tony Falkenstein is trying to make out that he actually cares about sugary drinks, his credibility and involvement in the obesity debate is tumbling faster than his Just Water International share price.

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Not only has the line ‚Äújust placed an ad in the newspaper seeking people for a class action against cola companies‚ÄĚ been completely blown out of the water, Falkenstein is likely to have to face the wrath of a bunch of publicly funded troughers.¬† Read more »

Lord Tebbit reveals the dirty little secret of the cause of obesity

Lord Tebbit has let the cat out of the bag on why there is an ‘obesity epidemic’.

Predictably there is outrage that a politician could speak with such truth and clarity.

Lord Tebbit says fat people have only themselves to blame for their obesity if they insist on ‚Äėstuffing themselves silly‚Äô.

The former Tory chairman said people‚Äôs ‚Äėstupid actions‚Äô in eating ‚Äėrubbish‚Äô foods all day was behind the rise in obesity.

He was cheered in the House of Lords when he told peers that rather than setting up government initiatives to persuade¬† people to eat more healthily, ministers should simply tell them that weight is a matter of individual responsibility.¬† Read more »

How long before Boyd Swinburn advocates this here?

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Social Workers in the UK have found another reason to meddle with families…fat kids…and they are taking the kids off the parents essentially saying obesity is akin to child abuse.

Part of me thinks this may be a good idea but it is really thin end of the wedge stuff…what if another person like Boyd Swinburn gets a bee in their bonnet about kids playing on a Playstation or an X-Box…will social workers come and take their kids then as well?

What about houses where parents don;t believe in global warming…will the social workers come for them too?

Obese children have been taken away by social workers after being overfed by their families, it has been revealed.

The super-size youngsters were placed in care across the UK amid fears their weight was wrecking their health.¬† Read more »

Obesity caused by Global Warming

Is there anything that isn’t caused by global warming?

Did you know that obesity isn’t caused by stuffing food in alarming quantities into your gob?

Obesity is caused by global warming…or perhaps obesity is causing global warming…oh it is so confusing.

Obesity and climate change are two of the most pressing modern challenges.1 On the surface, there appears to be no connection between them, beyond their coexistence as major threats to global health and sustainability.

However, recent research suggests a causal bidirectional link between obesity and climate change. Mounting evidence suggests that “current food production, transport, land use and urban design negatively impact both climate change and obesity outcomes.” A recent article by Webb and Egger explores this connection.

More than one-third of U.S. adults and approximately 17% of children and adolescents are obese. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.4 billion adults worldwide were overweight in 2008. Over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese. Overweight and obesity have nearly doubled since 1980 and have become the fifth largest cause of global mortality.¬† Read more »

Are their eyes painted on?

Is there a problem with parents using their own eyes to determine whether their kids might overweight in comparison to every other kid in the same age bracket?

Trougher Boyd Swinburn raises his well subsidised head again and moans because parents aren’t being told their kids are enormous fat bastards. No doubt he will be applying to the Ministry Of Health for more government funding.

Parents are  not being told when their child is overweight or obese because health officials are worried they will be upset.

This is despite New Zealand slipping back “markedly” in child obesity prevention because the Government has done away with key policies such as the Healthy Eating, Healthy Action plan, according to Boyd Swinburn, the professor of population nutrition and global health at Auckland University. ¬† Read more »

Fatty gets to stay…for now

Not not the Fat German, rather the Fat Saffa has been allowed to stay for another 23 months.

A South African immigrant who faced deportation for being clinically obese says he has been given permission from the Government to stay in New Zealand for another 23 months.

The decision was made after Albert Buitenhuis submitted a medical report showing he has a four per cent risk of suffering a heart attack in the next five years.

Mr Buitenhuis and his wife Marthie, 47, emigrated from Pretoria to Christchurch six years ago and quickly got full-time work at a local restaurant.¬† Read more »

Give fat bastards bacteria via a sh*t sandwich

The troughers and the moaners who complain about the obesity epidemic never seem to come up with solutions for stopping fat bastards from stuffing their faces.

They seek to tax and ban our way to thin-ness…when the reality is we should just give fat bastards some bacteria.

The trillions of bacteria that live in the gut ‚ÄĒ helping digest foods, making some vitamins, making amino acids ‚ÄĒ may help determine if a person is fat or thin.

The evidence is from a novel experiment involving mice and humans that is part of a growing fascination with gut bacteria and their role in health and diseases like irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn‚Äôs disease. In this case, the focus was on obesity. Researchers found pairs of human twins in which one was obese and the other lean. They transferred gut bacteria from these twins into mice and watched what happened. The mice with bacteria from fat twins grew fat; those that got bacteria from lean twins stayed lean.¬† Read more »

Obesity the big killer, not fags

Watch the vested interests and veteran troughers move into obesity programmes and start targeting food and beverage companies like they did with tobacco.

They will use the same tactics, the same programmes and demand millions of dollars of your money to tell you that you are all horrible people, using horrible products and that you need to go through “obesity cessation programmes” that they provide at great cost. Wait till you hear about “Fat Control Programmes” and Sugar Control Programmes”.

How much coin? They already receive $27 million dold out by Ministry of Health for obesity programmes.

Mark my words…they are lining everyone up and will use results like this.

Obesity, rather than tobacco-related disease, will affect more people’s health in the future according to a new report released today by the Ministry of Health.¬† Read more »

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Too fat to f*ck

I suppose this new evidence could be described as an informal kind of fat tax.

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Obesity¬†rates are rapidly rising in the United States,¬†so that also means larger pant sizes, wider seats, andmore and more overweight¬†people having sex… doesn’t it?

There’s a scene in the 1999 comedy,¬†Austin Powers:¬†The Spy Who Shagged Me,¬†that applies to this conundrum. Austin, saddened that his female spy colleague Felicity “shagged” Fat Bastard, a ginormous 2,200-pound Scottish henchman, in order to place a homing device up his rectum, questions her decision:

Austin:¬†…how could you do it?

Felicity: I was just doing my job.

Austin:¬†No, I mean, literally, HOW could you do it? The man’s so fat, the sheer mechanics of it are mind-boggling. ¬† Read more »