Big Brother Food Controllers Want Higher Taxes

Tax-feeding “scientists” want us to pay higher taxes on sugary foods and drinks. From Bloomberg Business: “Tax on Sugary Foods Proposed by U.S. Panel to Fight Obesity.” Americans should pay taxes on sugary sodas and snacks as a way to cut down on sweets, though they no longer need to worry about cholesterol, according to scientists helping to revamp dietary guidelines as U.S. obesity levels surge. The recommendations Thursday from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee also call Read more […]

School District Quits Michelle Obama Lunch Program

This is not the first time a school district has quit what has been promoted as the Michelle Obama lunch program, but the fact that an Illinois school district is opting out of the system tells you it is truly an intolerable food arrangement. The state’s second largest school district has started the school year with a new look for its lunch menu, after opting out of the National School Lunch Program and forfeiting nearly $1 million in federal funding, to gain more freedom in the food it serves Read more […]

Big Brother Is Watching You and Your Children’s Weight

If you need it, here is another reason to keep your children out of public school: So that they are not spied on and singled out for their weight. From CNS News: The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran’s second-grader, it also measures her son’s body fat. Every two years, Antonio Beltran, like his classmates, steps on a scale. Trained district personnel also measure his height and then use the two figures to calculate his body mass index, an Read more […]

If The President Can Credit Michelle Obama With Lowering Childhood Obesity, Then He can Get Away With Anything

I know there were much more dangerous and important things said in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, but one relatively minor claim completely surprised and shocked me. But what I offer tonight is a set of concrete, practical proposals to speed up growth, strengthen the middle class and build new ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Some require congressional action, and I’m eager to work with all of you. But America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) Read more […]

Let’s Move! Away From Food Stamps

Yesterday, in his Washington Times commentary “Obama’s Obesity Epidemic,” James Bovard points out that one possible cause of the “obesity epidemic” is government food stamps. Numerous studies going back to the 1970s have linked food stamps to poor eating habits. Baruch College professor Diane Gibson estimated that participation in the food-stamp program for five years boosted the odds of young girls being overweight by 43 percent. Professor Charles Baum, writing in the Southern Economic Read more […]

12.7 Million Kids Get Free Lunches While Obesity is an Epidemic

Michelle Obama is going around the country on an anti-obesity kick. She wants to bring physical education back to schools. It’s not just kids who are contributing to the obesity epidemic. “The National Institutes of Health awarded a Boston hospital more than $1.5 million to figure out why nearly three-quarters of lesbians are overweight — calling the disparities a significant public health issue. It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected Read more […]

Lying Propaganda: You Are Better Off Dead

The headline says it all: “A sick world: We live longer, with more pain and illness.” Yes, poor, poor, better-fed, longer-living us. Let’s all have a pity party and then figure out how to return to the good old days. What is initially obvious simply from reading this story is that it doesn’t prove or even address the headline. There is no attempt made to prove that, in the past, we lived shorter lives with less pain and illness. There is good reason for the writer to ignore such a claim, Read more […]