In 2009 I only saw like one episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. But I’ll never forget seeing all the husky White kids (is it racist of me to note it?) looking horrified as he puts 5,290 pounds of fat, of 100% lipids from butter, animal fat, and so on in this disposal container. That is the amount of fat served in
at the school. In the cafeteria. He picked the town and county because it was listed as the most obese region in the USA at the time.
In terms of food supply, I have to wonder how animal proteins and fats, which over the long course of human history are among the rarer of foods to eat, have become so CHEAP. Most schools serve up crappy food because it is cheap. And try going to grump property owners to pony up more money to feed the kiddies. I try to get my 9 year old son and daughter to pack lunch every day. One of them resists a lot. He or she wants to buy more. Call me a bad parent, but there comes a point when it is easier to simply give in.
The 2008 CDC report measured the adult obesity rate at 46% of the population, and while there is still work to be done, a new Gallup report shows that it has dropped to 36%. There is still a long way to go, but it’s a significant improvement. It’s a huge step in the right direction, and one that Huntington should be proud of!
- Jamie Oliver’s The Food Revolution: Movement to Fight Obesity (carlyscleancuisine.wordpress.com)
- Oreos as addictive as cocaine in lab rat study (fox5sandiego.com)
- Do these chemicals make me look fat? (sott.net)