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Bloomberg Targets Thirsty Poor People

Tyranny meets freedom.

Tyranny meets freedom

The Big Apple’s Nanny-in-Chief is at it again, this time, targeting poor people on food stamps who quench their thirsts with soda and sports drinks. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg sought the federal government’s blessing to prohibit New York City’s 1.7 million food stamps recipients from using them to purchase sugar-sweetened beverages.

“In spite of the great gains we’ve made over the past eight years in making our communities healthier, there are still two areas where we’re losing ground – obesity and diabetes,” Bloomberg said in a press statement. “This initiative will give New York families more money to spend on foods and drinks that provide real nourishment.”

If Bloomberg is seriously concerned about ensuring the health of all “New York families,” he wouldn’t limit his targets to 1.7 million of the city’s more than 8 million residents. Quite simply, Bloomberg thinks he has the power to determine what welfare recipients consume because he and his fellow nanny state bureaucrats can cut them off of ‘life support’ if they don’t abide by their draconian rules.

Do you find merit in Mayor Bloomberg’s initiative to dictate what food stamps recipients eat and drink? Or, do you think they should be free to purchase whatever food and beverages (non-alcoholic) they want, and if they run out, well, that’s their problem and lesson to learn?

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S.F. Happy Meal Ban Extends to Adult Breakfast Foods

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While all of the media buzz about San Francisco’s assault on fast food restaurants has been focused on toys found in kids’ meals, the Board of Supervisors last week decided to take a shot at regulating “breakfast items” marketed to adults, too.

According to a Sept. 27 amendment to the city’s proposed Happy Meal toy ban ordinance, “a new category of items — breakfast items — are required to contain 0.5 cups of fruit. A Meal must now also contain whole grains where bread is part of the offering.”

The amendment defines “Whole grains” as “Bread, such as a hamburger bun or other sandwhich, that is part of a Meal must be made with at least 50 percent whole wheat.”

Adult customers who prefer plain white bread to whole wheat will have no choice when it comes to ordering their beloved McDonald’s Egg McMuffins and Burger King Croissan’wichs. More importantly, adult customers do not purchase fast food breakfast meals because of toy incentives, leaving one to wonder why the crackdown on breakfast meal breads is even necessary to be included in the city’s proposed Happy Meal toy ban ordinance.

If this doesn’t sit well in your stomach, contact San Francisco’s self-appointed Food Czar Eric Mar:

Mar’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ericmarsf
Email – Eric.L.Mar@sfgov.org
Tel. – (415) 554-7410
Fax – (415) 554-7415
Mailing address:
Supervisor Eric Mar
City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244
San Francisco, Ca 94102-4689

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Thanks to Pastor Daryl Lawson and Freedomizer Radio’s Bob Chapman for their coverage of the Nanny State Liberation Front’s June 12 article that was the first to expose President Obama’s Executive Order mandating “lifestyle behavior modification.” If you haven’t read or heard about the article, here it is: Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification”

Now, for the insightful and animated coverage of our original article provided by Lawson and Chapman.

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Food Cops Exploit Kids for Political Gain

The real Fruit Guys

The real Fruit Guys

Young children that are barely old enough to speak in complete sentences were recently brought to Capitol Hill by a radical food ‘watchdog’ group in an effort to gain congressional support for the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.

The children, dressed in costumes making them look like the Fruit of the Loom “Fruit Guys,” are being paraded around entrances to congressional buildings in silly costumes while their ‘well-informed’ adult companions tell Members of Congress and their staffers what the kids really want them to know, but just don’t know how to say, because no kids their age have a clue about this issue.

Whether or not the cheap publicity stunt that exploited young children had any real effect, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) proclaimed victory yesterday with the passage of the Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act (H.R. 5504) in the House of Representatives Education and Labor Committee.

Ironically, the CSPI recently accused McDonald’s of being no different that child predators luring children with candy in playgrounds. Exploiting children for political gain, apparently, is a legitimate marketing scheme to generate publicity and support for the CSPI’s radical agenda.

Related News:
‘True’ Anti-Obesity Campaign Seeks Actual Solutions, Not Limiting Consumer Choice
Food Cops Adjust Target from Happy Meals to M&Ms
‘Food Police’ Become America’s Most Wanted Criminals
Delusional Anti-Happy Meal Activist KO’d by Voice of Reason
Activist Group Threatens Lawsuit Unless Happy Meal Toys Banned

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On the Front Lines

StimulatingJuly 2, 2010

House Committee Considers ‘Historic’ Nanny State Nutrition Bill
FoodSafetyNews.com; July 2, 2010
“The Improving Nutrition for America’s Children Act, an $8 billion initiative, would boost funding and set nutritional standards for food sold in schools … ‘There is no better investment–no better stimulus to our economy–than feeding this nation’s children healthy and well,’ said well-known chef and Top Chef host, Tom Colicchio before Congress yesterday.”

UK: Teachers Raid and Rate Kids’ Lunchboxes
Daily Mail (UK); July 2, 2010
“[Teachers] secretly photographed pupils’ packed lunches over six months and analysed the contents. Staff awarded marks to the food and then showed their findings to outraged parents, offering them advice on how to improve nutrition.”

Brits Warned Listening to Sports Radio as Lethal as Driving Drunk
Sky.com; July 2, 2010
“As Britain enjoys a feast of summer sport, motorists are being warned that listening to matches on the radio may be as dangerous as drink-driving.”

School District Sued for Banning Bibles on Religious Freedom Day
FOXNews.com; July 2, 2010
“For years, the Collier County school district allowed a local Christian organization, World Changers of Florida, to distribute free Bibles to interested students during off-school hours on January 16 for Religious Freedom Day. Now the group is filing suit after being told by the school board that it can no longer distribute the Bibles on campus because they do not provide any educational benefit to the students.”

County’s Proposed “Dangerous Weapons” Ban Angers Sportsmen
Globe Gazette (Iowa); July 2, 2010
Having a six-inch long knife in your fishing tackle box while parked in the county courthouse parking lot could land you in a heap of legal trouble.

The Tyranny of the Anti-Junk Food Crusade
National Center for Policy Analysis; July 2, 2010
“The United Kingdom’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) claims that junk food is responsible for 40,000 deaths a year. However, the evidence on which this claim is made is highly dubious, says Rob Lyons, deputy editor of Spiked.”

Rusty Old Military Top Brass Urge Congress to Ban Junk Food in U.S. Schools
MissionReadiness.org; July 1, 2010
“Representing more than 150 retired U.S. admirals and generals across the country, a retired U.S. Army Major General from California told a Congressional panel today that child obesity rates are so high they pose a threat to national security.”

Global ‘Warming’ Advocates Plug Going Dark to Save Energy
EurekAlert.com; June 30, 2010
While scientists are giddy about the green benefits to Mother Earth from turning-off lights, they neglect to address the dangers associated with doing so, namely, tripping, falling, slipping and potentially getting mugged or raped in a dark alley.

Flawed Yale Study On Junk Food Promotes Policy Without Evidence
Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit; June 29, 2010
“The ‘study’ is really a hack job to promote a particular policy outcome. The researchers take these 40 kids and leap to a conclusion that literally has nothing to do with the research. The researchers proclaim a policy outcome that could not be drawn from the research no matter what the results. The researchers proclaim: ‘These findings suggest that the use of licensed characters to advertise junk food to children should be restricted.'”

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Obama Issues Executive Order Mandating “Lifestyle Behavior Modification”

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is fond of saying, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” Well, the Obama Administration certainly has not let the British Petroleum (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig crisis go to waste, using it as a smokescreen to silently assault and further diminish American citizens’ personal freedom.

While the nation has its eyes and ears focused on the blame game ping-pong match between President Obama and BP top brass, President Obama on Thursday, June 10, quietly announced a new Executive Order establishing the “National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council.”

You will "change" to my liking!

You will "change" to my liking!

Claiming the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,” President Obama has truly gone off the deep end this time in his most atrocious attempt to date to control every aspect of Americans’ lives.

According to the Executive Order that details the President’s “National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy,” the Council will be charged with carrying out ” lifestyle behavior modification” among American citizens that do not exhibit “healthy behavior.”

The President’s desired lifestyle behavior modifications detailed in Sec. 6 (c) focus on:

  • smoking cessation;
  • proper nutrition;
  • appropriate exercise;
  • mental health;
  • behavioral health;
  • sedentary behavior (see Sec. 3 [c]);
  • substance-use disorder; and
  • domestic violence screenings.

Making matters even worse, if that is even possible at this point, President Obama will create an “Advisory Group” composed of experts hand-picked from the public health field and various other areas of expertise “outside the Federal Government.”

Let’s consider who the President has sought advice and mentoring from in the past:

  • Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who the Anti-Defamation League calls a “Messenger of Intolerance,” and
  • Bill Ayers, leader of the 1960’s domestic terrorist group “Weatherman” that was “responsible for 30 bombings aimed at destroying the defense and security infrastructures of the U.S.”

Now, President Obama is going to seek medical advisors who will be charged with modifying lifestyles and behaviors of those citizens he deems unhealthy? “Paging Dr. Kevorkian! You’re wanted in the White House STAT by President Obama!”

Whether you are a child, a parent, a worker, or retired, the President’s approximately 25-member “Advisory Group” will soon be present in every aspect of Americans’ lives, as the Executive Order prescribes in Sec. 4 (b). Specifically, our new so-called lifestyle behavior modification advisors will be actively carrying out the President’s orders in:

  • worksite health promotion;
  • community services, including community health centers;
  • preventive medicine;
  • health coaching;
  • public health education;
  • geriatrics; and
  • rehabilitation medicine.

President Obama’s sweeping plan to enforce “lifestyle behavior modification” is chock full of open-ended target areas, especially when it comes to issues of “mental” and “behavioral” health, “proper nutrition,” “sedentary behavior,” and “appropriate exercise.” The President’s Executive Order is a blatant and forceful attempt to adjust the way Americans young and old think, behave, eat, drink and whatever else free will used to entitle our nation’s citizens to enjoy as prescribed by the Founding Fathers.

If you are feeling stressed-out, sad, confused, hungry, thirsty, bored, or tired, do you honestly trust President Obama and his “Advisory Group” to act in your best interests?

Do not wait for President Obama’s next assault on your freedom and liberties to take its toll on you and your family! Join the Nanny State Liberation Front today so you can defeat big government before it’s too late.

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Feds Turning Kids into Fatties

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Fed by the feds

Fed by the feds

Public schools aren’t just stimulating kids’ minds these days. Apparently, they’re stimulating appetites and fueling the so-called obesity ‘epidemic,’ too.

According to a new report that will be published in the summer edition of The Journal of Human Resources, school-aged children participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have an “increased likelihood of becoming overweight.”

“The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in over 101,000 public and non‐profit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low‐cost or free lunches to more than 30.5 million children each school day in 2008,” the NSLP website states. “Since the modern program began [in 1946], more than 219 billion lunches have been served.”

Georgia State University Professor Rusty Tchernis’ report, “School Nutrition Programs and the Incidence of Childhood Obesity,” was funded with a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Among his more interesting findings, Tchernis revealed, “Some children don’t know how to peel oranges.”

If you’re one of those parents who teach their kids not to accept candy from strangers, it might be time to advise them not to grab lunch from the federal government.

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