This Government won’t be happy until America is a socialist nanny state, now they want strict laws in place to take snack machines out of schools, even though the studies proved there were no huge effects to show that it actually help.
Although small, the results did raise optimism among obesity researchers and public health experts to push for strong laws to get junk food out of schools. I think the optimism actually comes from the chance they have to govern the people and put them under the thumb of government.
The results come from the first large national look at the effectiveness of the state laws over time. They are not a slam-dunk, and even obesity experts who praised the study acknowledge the measures are a political hot potato, smacking of a “nanny state” and opposed by industry and cash-strapped schools relying on food processors’ money.
But if the laws have even a tiny effect, “what are the downsides of improving the food environment for children today?” asked Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.
Boston University statistician Mark Glickman said the study design makes it difficult to reach any convincing conclusions. It’s possible, for example, that stronger laws might be more prevalent in Democratic-leaning states but the study authors said they found stronger laws in states that had high levels of obesity.
The authors accounted for gender, race, income and school location. Ludwig, the Boston obesity specialist, praised the researchers for trying to “tackle a complicated question.”
“The challenge is that there are a great many factors that coalesce to influence body weight,” Ludwig said. “Disentangling these influences and looking at the independent effects of just one is a methodological nightmare.”
Do you want our government to force strong laws in your state against snack foods in school? Or would you rather teach your child that to much junk food is not healthy, either we control ourselves or the government will force their laws on us.