Saturday, February 2, 2013

Reaping What We Sow V

If you are still having a hard time figuring out why I entitle these posts as I do - how about continuing to elect people who are in favor of government intrusion into every aspect of our lives:
The Obama administration proposed regulations Friday that would prohibit U.S. schools from selling unhealthy snacks.

The 160-page regulation from the Department of Agriculture (USDA) would enact nutrition standards for "competitive" foods not included in the official school meal.

In practice, the proposed rules would replace traditional potato chips with baked versions and candy with granola. Regular soda is out, though high-schoolers may have access to diet versions.
Oy vey...
"Although nutrition standards for foods sold at school alone may not be a determining factor in children's overall diets, they are critical to providing children with healthy food options throughout the entire school day," the proposed rule states.
Really.  Options, eh?  If you are replacing candy with granola and regular chips with baked ones (which are disgusting, in my opinion), then what "options" are you granting them?
"Thus, these standards will help to ensure that the school nutrition environment does all that it can to promote healthy choice, and help to prevent diet-related health problems."
Translation - we are going to steer you to the options we believe are best for you, because we are the all-knowing government of the United States, and we know what's best for you more than you or your parents.

Another reason for private or homeschooling, indeed.

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