Aussie Council food police to ban chips, chocolate and sugary drinks from parks

The food police are at it again, this time in Melbourne, Australia after dictating that a playgound is a ‘junk food-free zone’ and telling young children that if they want to play they have to leave their chips, chocolate and sugary drinks outside.

Kids are being told that “all sweet, fatty or fast food or drink is banned from the playground and must be consumed before entering”. This is going down like a cup of cold sick.

The Mayor of the City of Port Phillip Amanda Stevens, who faced allegations involving a procedural irregularity during their election campaign, now faces angry parents labelling the council the ‘fun police’. Stevens is now trying to explain the policy.

Typical we know best attitude from the Australians.  

It’s obviously a great vote winner when the feedback from people include;

“…how will they “enforce” it – stand parking inspectors outside the playground to issue infringement notices to eight year olds?”

“so are orange juice and cordials banned as well? If the sugary drinks rule is in, what about a homemade sandwich with a big slab of cheese and some processed meat with a nice swipe of mayo?’

The story also generated more enthusiasm for the Mayor and her Council with responses on the Herald Sun’s Facebook page telling them to get back in their box.

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What’s the bet that Len Brown tries this on soon at the behest of troughers like Doug Sellman who want to walk the earth with a clipboard taking names and fining people.


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