December 17, 2017

Proposed “junk food” ad ban distracts from real cause of childhood obesity

David MenziesMission Specialist

Senator Nancy Greene Raine’s Child Health Protection legislation was given second reading in the House of Commons recently.

The act could lead to a nationwide ban on food and beverage marketing campaigns aimed at children.

The food and beverage industries take exception to the proposed legislation which doesn’t even define what qualifies as an “unhealthy food”.

Besides, shouldn’t parents be the final arbiters of what their children eat and watch?

Some also argue that the proposed law distracts from the real causes of childhood obesity, which is a lack of balance between diet, screen time and physical activity.

The last I knew, junk food wasn’t an age-restricted product like tobacco or lottery tickets, so why should it be regulated as such?

Ironically, didn’t Nancy Greene score a lucrative endorsement deal by hawking some junk food back in the ’70s and ’80s?

I’ll be darned! A politician embracing the “do as I say, not as I do” position.

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commented 2017-12-19 15:54:28 -0500
- We have the “lets not keep score, everyone who shows up gets a trophy, lets ban fun because it’s dangerous” crowd making the rules. Add to that, single parent families & families where both parents work & you have kids that spend all their time on the computer.
commented 2017-12-19 07:34:24 -0500
Stop looking at the trees and start looking at the forest of control these anti-liberty people have planted.
Each and every one of these" save us from ourselves "measures cumulatively is stealing our autonomy and liberty.
commented 2017-12-19 07:34:21 -0500
Stop looking at the trees and start looking at the forest of control these anti-liberty people have planted.
Each and every one of these" save us from ourselves "measures cumulatively is stealing our autonomy and liberty.
commented 2017-12-19 07:31:45 -0500
Stop looking at the trees and start looking at the forest of control these anti-liberty people have planted.
Each and every one of these" save us from ourselves "measures cumulatively is stealing our autonomy and liberty.
commented 2017-12-18 13:55:59 -0500
@Harold Hoff commented 16 hours ago
Better administer a bunch of that to the gov, they clearly were the whiny kids that never got it.
commented 2017-12-18 12:46:53 -0500
Just like banning smoking in numerous areas, making all cigarette packs with warnings and grotesque photos, hiding all tobacco products in locked cabinets where sold were all meant to stop under aged kiddies from smoking. Well not a shocker it did nothing but annoy adults and the kids still smoke, but the Liberals felt like they accomplished something. Hitler, a National Socialist, was an avid anti-smoking advocate and vegan, so does any of this really come as a surprise seeing how far left the Liberals have slid since Pierre Trudeau? http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/contraband-tobacco-levels-in-ontario-reaching-alarming-rates-according-to-new-study-657490323.html

In terms of locations where illegal cigarettes are found, high schools reported the biggest year-over-year increase in contraband levels – a 5% rise from the previous year

https://www.sott.net/article/264026-Adolph-Hitler-Vegetarian-teetotaler-anti-smoking-campaigner

https://aquila.usm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1049&context=ojhe
commented 2017-12-18 10:40:10 -0500
Kids and young adults spend far too much time parked in front of an electronic device while over filling their face with junk. Parents are to blame for this, not the companies who produce the crap. I’ve witnessed adult parents glued to their cell phones or tablets while eating or watching TV, kids emulate their parents.

Put down the electronic toys and go out and do something constructive. people!!!!! It’s that simple!!!
commented 2017-12-18 09:09:33 -0500
They sure don’t mind running their socialist brainwashing messages 24/7, especially during kid’s shows. The nannies can get real! They try to undermine parents every chance they get. They also try to tell children that what their parents are giving them for their school lunches isn’t healthy.
commented 2017-12-18 01:58:54 -0500
Even the fat kids from when i was young could outdo most of todays wimps in many areas.
commented 2017-12-17 20:36:32 -0500
Jan G, there is so much truth to your post; unfortunately!
commented 2017-12-17 20:19:59 -0500
The government is ensuring that if babies are not dispensed through abortion, the government will make sure to regulate every aspect of a surviving child’s mind, body and life.
commented 2017-12-17 18:32:47 -0500
I kinda feel for the parents here. On the one hand, obesity – especially in children – is somewhere between unhealthy and fatal – not to mention unattractive. So you want them outside and active and eating right – healthy and normal.
On the other hand with all the perverts, predators and Moslems running around all over the place today, you don’t want to let your children outside ever – unless they’re under your direct and armed supervision.
What’s a parent to do – single or otherwise? You both HAVE to work to buy the things you just have to have. And the state has set it up very nicely to take over the responsibility of raising your children for you – see Senator Nancy Greene Raine’s Child Health Protection legislation, any provincial el-hi school curriculum, et al.
It’s not surprising the White population replacement numbers aren’t even being met…
It would be interesting to see accurate numbers of the childhood obesity rates of lefty/liberal vs conservative/Christian families. I’m assuming there is a correlation between lefty parenting skills (or lack thereof) and obesity in their children.
…and if you fascists in thegovernment have to ban something, then ban HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!
commented 2017-12-17 17:11:29 -0500
Hmmmm…I wonder how particip-action would cast today’s sixty year old Swede.

Let’s speculate…

Narrated by Baby Doc…

Omar just returned from an active holiday in Syria murdering Christians and homosexuals. Now that he has returned to Sweden, Omar likes to keep in shape by raping Swedish girls and driving vehicles into crowds. Come on Canada get moving.

Scene the narrative backs up is Baby Doc jogging with sixty year old imam.
commented 2017-12-17 16:29:28 -0500
More government legislation will not curb the time children spend in front of screens…it’s up the to the parents to set limits and if need be, take away technology until there is some balance. Many children spend far too much time indoors.
commented 2017-12-17 15:53:41 -0500
thats rich coming from the the athlete who was paid to sell Mars Bars back in the 70’s
commented 2017-12-17 15:24:51 -0500
Fat kids?

Because they sit on their arse all day and do not go outside.

Want to lose weight – it is simple.

Eat less and move more.
commented 2017-12-17 14:02:09 -0500
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I STARTED ON SEPT. 16 AT 284 LBS TODAY I WEIGH 238 LBS IF I CAN DO SO CAN YOUJUST DO IT.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND JUST DO IT.