What will they lobby to stop next?

I am getting thoroughly sick of people lobbying private enterprise to stop selling something because their business happens to be near a school.

The nanny statist health busybodies are now essentially bullying shop owners about what they think they should and shouldn’t stock.

A campaign to curb consumption of sugary drinks by children is considering its next step as nearly half the schools in the top of the south go fizzy-free.

Student leaders could soon partner with the Public Health Service to ask shops near schools not to sell sugary drinks to children in school uniforms.

The Healthy Sales Initiative has been proposed as a development of the Sweet Enough Water Only Schools project, led by Nelson Marlborough Health principal dental officer Dr Rob Beaglehole​.

The project was aimed at reducing dental caries, diabetes and obesity in children by removing sugary drinks from their diets.

Shops stock what customers want to buy, otherwise they wouldn’t sell anything. These wowsers want to stop absolutely everything they don’t agree with.

Perhaps they should try running a shop side by side, stocked with assorted muesli bars, water and other boring and unsatisfactory products and see how they get on.

More than half of Marlborough’s schools have signed up to the project, adopting guidelines such as offering only water and plain milk to pupils.

So, the schools are now indoctrinating people about this. Why don’t they indoctrinate people about personal freedom, choice, or here’s something novel, why don’t they actually EDUCATE the children about health instead of turning them into obnoxious little lobbyists.

Nelson Marlborough District Health Board chief executive Peter Bramley​ said the next step for the project would involve approaching retailers near schools, where children bought fizzy drinks on the way to school.

The initiative would see student leaders lobby the shops to stop selling all drinks except plain milk and water to children in uniform before and during school hours.

Some Blenheim dairy owners were keen to get on board.

Why? I’d tell them to piss off, trespass these little busybodies and get on with what they are there for…business and profit.

I don’t know what pisses me off more, that the health wowsers seem to think this is ok or the teachers encouraging the little social justice bullies instead of teaching them.

 

-Fairfax


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