Major campaign to crackdown on obesity

Daily Echo: Major campaign to crackdown on obesity Major campaign to crackdown on obesity

EXCHANGE sugary foods and drinks for healthy alternatives – that’s the message for Hampshire residents from county and national health officials.

They are urging families and individuals to sign up to the Government’s Change4Life’s Smart Swaps campaign, which is aimed at promoting healthier eating habits.

Members of the public visiting any county council- owned countryside parks, such as Lepe on the Hampshire coast, or libraries, will be able to opt for non-sugary foods and beverages.

Hampshire’s cabinet spokesperson for adult social care and public health, Councillor Liz Fairhurst, urged everyone to join Smart Swaps.

“To raise awareness of Smart Swaps we are working with Hampshire County Council catering services to ensure that simple food and drink swaps are available for staff and customers who visit our countryside parks, libraries and workplace cafes across Hampshire.

“January always makes us want to eat healthily and this campaign makes it easier to start the year off with some healthier changes to your diet.”

Libraries are offering free copies of a guide containing healthy meal ideas, called Taster Recipe.

Health experts suggest swapping sugary drinks for diet or sugar-free ones or drinking water or skimmed milk. They also advise people to ditch full fat cheeses for reduced fat ones and eating low fat butters and spreads instead of those with high fat contents. Eat porridge or wholewheat cereal biscuits instead of cereals packed with sugar, say experts.

People who sign up to the Smart Swaps campaign in January will be eligible for money-off vouchers.

Public Health England has £840,000 worth of vouchers to give away to people joining the campaign.

Professor Kevin Fenton, director of health and well-being at Public Health England, said: “Swapping like-for-like food in our diet could help cut out surprising levels of saturated fat, sugar and ultimately calories without having to give up the kinds of foods that we like. We all eat too much saturated fat and sugar, which can increase our calorie intake. Together this increases our risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers.”

He added: “We’re committed to doing as much as possible to support families to make these swaps, which is why I am really pleased to announce that hundreds of pounds worth of offers will be available to those who sign up to Smart Swaps and in store across hundreds of shops in England.”

Co-op, Aldi, Asda and Lidl are amongst stores taking part in the initiative.

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5:04pm Sun 5 Jan 14

10 Minute Man says...

At this time of year we need to crack down on stock photographs of anonymous fat bodies - bottoms and tummys, and waddling people holding pasties - as the lazy cipher for "obesity". Its putting me off my chips.
At this time of year we need to crack down on stock photographs of anonymous fat bodies - bottoms and tummys, and waddling people holding pasties - as the lazy cipher for "obesity". Its putting me off my chips. 10 Minute Man
  • Score: 4

5:06pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Buntylicious says...

Great photo DE, the model's "botty" seems to have levitated above her trackies! :-)
Great photo DE, the model's "botty" seems to have levitated above her trackies! :-) Buntylicious
  • Score: 3

5:24pm Sun 5 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

Buntylicious wrote:
Great photo DE, the model's "botty" seems to have levitated above her trackies! :-)
She must have to nail a towel to the end of a door to wipe her behind. Repulsive
[quote][p][bold]Buntylicious[/bold] wrote: Great photo DE, the model's "botty" seems to have levitated above her trackies! :-)[/p][/quote]She must have to nail a towel to the end of a door to wipe her behind. Repulsive elvisimo
  • Score: 5

6:32pm Sun 5 Jan 14

03alpe01 says...

Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb!
Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb! 03alpe01
  • Score: 1

6:33pm Sun 5 Jan 14

camerajuan says...

I have a brilliant idea. Sell your cars and buy bikes. Save money, get fitter, get slimmer. Logical and proven to work.
I have a brilliant idea. Sell your cars and buy bikes. Save money, get fitter, get slimmer. Logical and proven to work. camerajuan
  • Score: 1

7:20pm Sun 5 Jan 14

kalebmoleturd says...

If that is a picture of Liz Faihurst .you must wonder how much of a stranger to a fish supper she is
If that is a picture of Liz Faihurst .you must wonder how much of a stranger to a fish supper she is kalebmoleturd
  • Score: 1

7:29pm Sun 5 Jan 14

kalebmoleturd says...

WOW hello Liz ,miss ASDA 2013 .have you thought about the Big blow off competition
WOW hello Liz ,miss ASDA 2013 .have you thought about the Big blow off competition kalebmoleturd
  • Score: -4

7:34pm Sun 5 Jan 14

eurogordi says...

"EXCHANGE sugary foods and drinks for healthy alternatives – that’s the message for Hampshire residents from county and national health officials."

If that really is the message, why do councils give planning permission to open more and more fast food outlets?

If that really is the message, why don't schools stop parents driving their children to school? What's wrong with walking?

And, perhaps more importantly, why does all the healthier food and drink cost more than the unhealthy alternatives?

When money is tight, people will buy food that is cheap, but cheap is not necessarily what any of us should be eating!
"EXCHANGE sugary foods and drinks for healthy alternatives – that’s the message for Hampshire residents from county and national health officials." If that really is the message, why do councils give planning permission to open more and more fast food outlets? If that really is the message, why don't schools stop parents driving their children to school? What's wrong with walking? And, perhaps more importantly, why does all the healthier food and drink cost more than the unhealthy alternatives? When money is tight, people will buy food that is cheap, but cheap is not necessarily what any of us should be eating! eurogordi
  • Score: 12

8:06pm Sun 5 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb!
You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb![/p][/quote]You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth. elvisimo
  • Score: -4

8:07pm Sun 5 Jan 14

03alpe01 says...

This will never work. None of these schemes ever do. Councils don't give a toss about obesity, if they did then no more fast food outlets would be allowed to open and there would be more for people to do in all weathers. People are unlikely to walk in the cold and wet and so will drive or use public transport instead. The pricing of food is as already stated ridiculous with the healthy food costing considerably more than the cheaper unhealthy junk alternative. In a time when money is tight and we still all need to eat you work it out.

Statistically, Southampton has the highest obesity rates in Hampshire. I cannot work out why for the life of me...
This will never work. None of these schemes ever do. Councils don't give a toss about obesity, if they did then no more fast food outlets would be allowed to open and there would be more for people to do in all weathers. People are unlikely to walk in the cold and wet and so will drive or use public transport instead. The pricing of food is as already stated ridiculous with the healthy food costing considerably more than the cheaper unhealthy junk alternative. In a time when money is tight and we still all need to eat you work it out. Statistically, Southampton has the highest obesity rates in Hampshire. I cannot work out why for the life of me... 03alpe01
  • Score: 5

8:08pm Sun 5 Jan 14

03alpe01 says...

elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb!
You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth.
nice to see you defending the councils!
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb![/p][/quote]You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth.[/p][/quote]nice to see you defending the councils! 03alpe01
  • Score: 0

8:28pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Uberarticuno says...

03alpe01 wrote:
Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb!
Wait how do flats contribute to obesity?
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb![/p][/quote]Wait how do flats contribute to obesity? Uberarticuno
  • Score: -3

8:31pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Uberarticuno says...

eurogordi wrote:
"EXCHANGE sugary foods and drinks for healthy alternatives – that’s the message for Hampshire residents from county and national health officials."

If that really is the message, why do councils give planning permission to open more and more fast food outlets?

If that really is the message, why don't schools stop parents driving their children to school? What's wrong with walking?

And, perhaps more importantly, why does all the healthier food and drink cost more than the unhealthy alternatives?

When money is tight, people will buy food that is cheap, but cheap is not necessarily what any of us should be eating!
Because peole should be allowed to go to takeaways if they want, but if they are unhealthily large they should avoid it.

Because that has absolutely nothing to do with their point? (Although it would be a good thing to do)

Depending on how many you're feeding it often doesn't cost more, just people are too lazy to cook proper food.
[quote][p][bold]eurogordi[/bold] wrote: "EXCHANGE sugary foods and drinks for healthy alternatives – that’s the message for Hampshire residents from county and national health officials." If that really is the message, why do councils give planning permission to open more and more fast food outlets? If that really is the message, why don't schools stop parents driving their children to school? What's wrong with walking? And, perhaps more importantly, why does all the healthier food and drink cost more than the unhealthy alternatives? When money is tight, people will buy food that is cheap, but cheap is not necessarily what any of us should be eating![/p][/quote]Because peole should be allowed to go to takeaways if they want, but if they are unhealthily large they should avoid it. Because that has absolutely nothing to do with their point? (Although it would be a good thing to do) Depending on how many you're feeding it often doesn't cost more, just people are too lazy to cook proper food. Uberarticuno
  • Score: -1

9:30pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing
Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing Mary80
  • Score: 5

10:36pm Sun 5 Jan 14

keepontriking says...

This won't work other than to allow those sitting on their backsides in the Council Chamber to say "We've done something".

Just promote cycling and walking to schools, shops, leisure centres.

Sorted.
This won't work other than to allow those sitting on their backsides in the Council Chamber to say "We've done something". Just promote cycling and walking to schools, shops, leisure centres. Sorted. keepontriking
  • Score: 0

1:57am Mon 6 Jan 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

Swap the car for a bike or your own 2 feet unless you have a real medical reason for driving or being driven everywhere, for example, if you suffer with MS.
Swap the car for a bike or your own 2 feet unless you have a real medical reason for driving or being driven everywhere, for example, if you suffer with MS. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -4

6:25am Mon 6 Jan 14

skeptik says...

Finished turning on smokers still working on drinkers - now big people. Sports injuries next? The why should I pay for a broken leg brigade waiting in the wings.
Finished turning on smokers still working on drinkers - now big people. Sports injuries next? The why should I pay for a broken leg brigade waiting in the wings. skeptik
  • Score: 3

8:47am Mon 6 Jan 14

elvisimo says...

03alpe01 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb!
You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth.
nice to see you defending the councils!
if you don't want to be fat - don't eat sh*t. If you want to lose weight, get some exercise - its free!. People will always come up with excuses. It is no ones responsibility but your own.
[quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb![/p][/quote]You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth.[/p][/quote]nice to see you defending the councils![/p][/quote]if you don't want to be fat - don't eat sh*t. If you want to lose weight, get some exercise - its free!. People will always come up with excuses. It is no ones responsibility but your own. elvisimo
  • Score: 0

9:49am Mon 6 Jan 14

Ellwood says...

Food manufacturers have been corrupting & loading their produce with all sorts of additives for decades. Many of these are known to be linked to the issue of obesity.
What we are now witnessing (at least in part) is the consequence of that manipulation, manifesting itself in the current obesity problem.

Yes individual MUST take responsibility for what they eat and how much, however, as long as blame is thrown in every other direction, away from one of main root causes, then the likelihood is that this will continue to remain a problem.
Food manufacturers have been corrupting & loading their produce with all sorts of additives for decades. Many of these are known to be linked to the issue of obesity. What we are now witnessing (at least in part) is the consequence of that manipulation, manifesting itself in the current obesity problem. Yes individual MUST take responsibility for what they eat and how much, however, as long as blame is thrown in every other direction, away from one of main root causes, then the likelihood is that this will continue to remain a problem. Ellwood
  • Score: 6

10:40am Mon 6 Jan 14

Big Mac says...

Mary80 wrote:
Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing
You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing[/p][/quote]You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with. Big Mac
  • Score: -3

11:24am Mon 6 Jan 14

Ellwood says...

Big Mac wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing
You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.
Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.

............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet.
Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing[/p][/quote]You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.[/p][/quote]Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with. ............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet. Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff. Ellwood
  • Score: 5

12:36pm Mon 6 Jan 14

03alpe01 says...

elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
elvisimo wrote:
03alpe01 wrote:
Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb!
You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth.
nice to see you defending the councils!
if you don't want to be fat - don't eat sh*t. If you want to lose weight, get some exercise - its free!. People will always come up with excuses. It is no ones responsibility but your own.
so are you calling me fat?
[quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]elvisimo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]03alpe01[/bold] wrote: Excellent way to start combating obesity. By building even more flats, bars and restaurants. Superb![/p][/quote]You take responsibility for your own life and what you shove in your mouth.[/p][/quote]nice to see you defending the councils![/p][/quote]if you don't want to be fat - don't eat sh*t. If you want to lose weight, get some exercise - its free!. People will always come up with excuses. It is no ones responsibility but your own.[/p][/quote]so are you calling me fat? 03alpe01
  • Score: -1

12:54pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Big Mac says...

Ellwood wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing
You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.
Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.

............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet.
Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff.
I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more.
[quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing[/p][/quote]You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.[/p][/quote]Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with. ............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet. Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff.[/p][/quote]I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more. Big Mac
  • Score: -3

1:21pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Ellwood says...

Big Mac wrote:
Ellwood wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing
You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.
Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.

............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet.
Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff.
I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more.
Big Mac says.....I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more.

........ I'm not the one guilty of displaying a blinkered attitude to this issue BM. Having spent 25 years working in the food industry in this country, my eyes are wide open about this matter. There is an enormous amount of information and data on the internet (as well as elsewhere) that backs up what I've said. Go do some research & check it out if you are really interested.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing[/p][/quote]You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.[/p][/quote]Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with. ............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet. Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff.[/p][/quote]I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more.[/p][/quote]Big Mac says.....I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more. ........ I'm not the one guilty of displaying a blinkered attitude to this issue BM. Having spent 25 years working in the food industry in this country, my eyes are wide open about this matter. There is an enormous amount of information and data on the internet (as well as elsewhere) that backs up what I've said. Go do some research & check it out if you are really interested. Ellwood
  • Score: 4

2:14pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Big Mac says...

Ellwood wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Ellwood wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing
You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.
Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.

............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet.
Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff.
I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more.
Big Mac says.....I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more.

........ I'm not the one guilty of displaying a blinkered attitude to this issue BM. Having spent 25 years working in the food industry in this country, my eyes are wide open about this matter. There is an enormous amount of information and data on the internet (as well as elsewhere) that backs up what I've said. Go do some research & check it out if you are really interested.
The response wasn't directed at you; more so the lazy lard arses that get see beyond a bag of chips.
[quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ellwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: Healthy food is far more expensive and meat and fish cost an arm and a leg in most supermarkets so these things are probably why unhealthy food is more appealing[/p][/quote]You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with.[/p][/quote]Big Mac says: You need to look a little closer at what's on offer. There are plenty of healthy meat options in the supermarkets, it's just a case of knowing how to cook by the best means and what to balance the dish with. ............ you obviously need to do a little more research Big Mac. The options for ordinary folk to be able to access good quality produce, that has not been deliberately tampered with by food producers in a way that is detrimental to the natural and beneficial qualities of that foodstuff, are diminishing by the week. This is a significant factor and contributor to obesity and unhealthy diet. Mary 80 makes a valid point in regard to the correlation between the cost and health benefit regarding foodstuff.[/p][/quote]I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more.[/p][/quote]Big Mac says.....I still maintain open your eyes before you open your mouth. There's plenty of healthy affordable food options, you just need to change your habits and outlook to discover more. ........ I'm not the one guilty of displaying a blinkered attitude to this issue BM. Having spent 25 years working in the food industry in this country, my eyes are wide open about this matter. There is an enormous amount of information and data on the internet (as well as elsewhere) that backs up what I've said. Go do some research & check it out if you are really interested.[/p][/quote]The response wasn't directed at you; more so the lazy lard arses that get see beyond a bag of chips. Big Mac
  • Score: -2

8:23am Tue 7 Jan 14

Ellwood says...

Big Mac says: The response wasn't directed at you; more so the lazy lard arses that get see beyond a bag of chips.

....... like I said blinkered attitude'. Too easy to take the path of least resistance & aim for the easy target ......however ripe for exposure they may be. The public's awareness ought to be focussed on who the real culprits are in this scenario and not just the casualties of it.
Big Mac says: The response wasn't directed at you; more so the lazy lard arses that get see beyond a bag of chips. ....... like I said blinkered attitude'. Too easy to take the path of least resistance & aim for the easy target ......however ripe for exposure they may be. The public's awareness ought to be focussed on who the real culprits are in this scenario and not just the casualties of it. Ellwood
  • Score: 2

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