Showing posts with label obesity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label obesity. Show all posts

Repealing The FDA’s Stupid Menu-Labeling Mandate

by Baylen Linnekin.    Bring back common sense! Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266-144 in favor of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. If passed, the bill would amend a host of menu-labeling rules that were adopted by the Food and Drug Administration   ... MORE

NYT Columnist Wants A Minimum Drinking Age For Soda

by Guy Bentley.    Busybodies minding your own business. A New York Times columnist has proposed the government introduce a minimum age for buying soda and card kids who try to buy Coca-Cola at the local store. In wide-ranging discussion with, food journalist and New York Times opinion writer Mark Bittman attempted to equate    ... MORE

How Obamacare Lets Companies Punish Fat Employees

by Abby Ellin. Obesity police to issue fat fines. A few months ago, Tracy Raymond, a first-grade teacher in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, discovered that she was too fat for her school. A 50-year-old mother of two, Ms. Raymond has always carried around extra padding, but it never bothered her. “I know I’m heavier than I should be for my height, but I’m not   ... MORE

Gov't Spent $3.5 Million To Study Why Lesbians Are So Fat

by Elizabeth Harrington.   The dreaded low self-esteem rears its ugly head. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has now spent over $3.5 million to determine why the majority of lesbians are obese. The project, now entering its fifth year, received another grant worth $658,485 this summer. The total funding for the research is now $3,531,925.   ... MORE

40 Percent Of Americans On Food Stamps Are Obese

by Chuck Ross.  A new study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds that Americans receiving food stamps are more likely to be overweight and obese than those who do not receive assistance. The USDA analyzed data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) for the years between 2007 and 2010 and found that   ... MORE

FDA Nannies Plan To Reduce Food Options For Americans

by Steve Chapman.     Busybodies minding YOUR own business. On Thursday, hundreds of millions of Americans risked obesity, heart disease and indigestion by eating large quantities of food with no precise knowledge of the caloric content. If many of them felt regret on Friday, it was not because they were duped into overeating by the      ... MORE

Government Studies Why Obese Girls Don't Get Much Sex

by Casey Harper. Anyone have a theory? While most Americans put on a few pounds for Thanksgiving, the federal government has been spending hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars researching why obese girls don’t have sex. The National Institute for Health grant allocated $466,642 to the Magee-Women’s Research Institute to study the sexual  ... MORE

A Student's Campaign To Dump Michelle O’s Lunch Dictates

by Kyle Olson. Meghan Hellrood is determined to make her point about the new skimpy lunches in her school. The D.C. Everest High School senior is organizing a boycott of the new “healthy” lunches required by federal regulations that were championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. After posters announcing the boycott were taken down, she was      ... MORE

Michelle Obama's Stupid & Tyrannical Snack Rules For Kids

by Victor Skinner.   School nutrition experts in Nebraska are struggling to comply with new federal snack regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. “I think we’ve gone too far, too fast,” Diane Zipay, director of nutritional services for the Westside School District told “And I don’t think it’s a real-world environment.    ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Things I Don't Understand

There are things that really puzzle me.       Some life insurance companies charge lower premiums if you haven't made a life-shortening lifestyle choice. Being a nonsmoker is one of them. Actuarially, that makes sense because the life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Insurance company policies      ... MORE

There's Nothing SWEET About the National Soda Tax

by Baylen Linnekin.      Last month, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) proposed the SWEET Act, an excise tax on sweetened beverages. The tax, which has been billed as a national soda tax, would lay a one-cent duty on every teaspoon of sugar in soft drinks and other beverages. The proposal is intended "to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting      ... MORE

Windsor Mann: We Should Ignore Michelle Obama

Why listen to an unelected busybody?        Last month, Michelle Obama took an "unusual" step, The Washington Post reported, "by delivering White House remarks taking issue with makers of frozen pizza and french fries." I'll say. One scours in vain the speeches of Martha Washington and Eleanor Roosevelt for proclamations about     ... MORE

Pouring Cold Water On San Francisco's Soda Tax

by Baylen Linnekin.       Last month the San Francisco city council introduced a proposal to tax soda at a rate of two cents per ounce. The tax, which would have to be approved by voters, would add a whopping $1.44 to the cost of a six-pack of soda. The council liked the idea so much that they soon introduced a competing proposal to tax soda      ... MORE

Paul Roderick Gregory: The Problem Is Obesity, Not Hunger

Thoughts on the food stamps debate.       Throughout history, politicians have fabricated crises to justify their own solution to the crisis they themselves dreamed up. History is strewn with non-existent crises – the population bomb, global cooling, resource depletion,  freon destroying the ozone layer, and so on  – that threaten        ... MORE

Ronald Bailey: The Top 5 Bogus Health Scares

How activist misinformation harms Americans.       Health activists, nutrition nannies, medical paternalists, and just plain old quacks regularly conjure up a variety of menaces that are supposedly damaging the health of Americans. Their scares ranging from the decades-long campaign against fluoridation to worries that saccharin       ... MORE

Diane Stafford: Obesity's Becomes Concern For Employers

Fat employees get extra rights.       Ignore an obese employee’s request for a larger desk chair and prepare to be sued for violating disability accommodations law. Don’t hire an overweight woman because she doesn’t fit your corporate sales image and face a possible discrimination lawsuit. Call your employee “Fatty” instead of his   ... MORE

The Bogus Public Health Attack On Sugar

by Julian Morris. Health activists are in a tizzy over sugar and fast food, which they blame for the obesity “epidemic.” Responding to these concerns, politicians have sought to tax or regulate the alleged culprits. Tort lawyers, smelling tobacco-settlement-scale greenbacks, have been gearing up to sue companies producing sugary beverages. Last     ... MORE

Marta H. Mossburg: Food Regulations Of The Future

A sneak preview of the coming War on Obesity.    March 29, 2020: The federal government today announced new regulations for buying fast food. Starting June 1, upon entering a national fast food chain restaurant or before ordering via a drive-thru each patron must undergo a Body Mass Index (BMI) analysis. The score will     ... MORE