Friday, May 11, 2012

Freakin' food nannies...

So.  2% milk is considered junk food in Massachusetts.  I suspect chocolate milk, even skim, is beyond the pale.

And now, bake sales won't be allowed on school property as school fundraisers.  Why?  Because the kids are fat, by government definitions of "fat" (which aren't accurate in the slightest, by the way), and they don't get enough recess and P.E. time to make up for the lack of outdoor time at home because both Mom and Dad are working their assess off to pay the taxes, keep a roof over the kids' heads, and any food at all (the cheapest and easiest of which is real junk food, not government defined junk food that isn't) on the table.  In that order.  

Seriously, I think they've got a much bigger problem than selling brownies to other parents on weekends on school property.  It starts with "government" and ends with "intervention."

Then again, it's kind of what I've come to expect from the People's Democratic Republic of Massachusetts. 

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  1. Hey, Massachusetts! I got news for you! Eat right, exercise, die anyway! Even that Jack LeLane guy who pulled a bus onto the set with his teeth croaked! You. Can't. Live. Forever.

    I will eat what I damn please, TYVM. And feed my kids what I think is best, so sit on it and spin.

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    1. Bitch bitch bitch.......

      I always have a 1/2 gallon of whole milk in my refrigerator.

      I went thru the non fat skim milk, the 2% milk, soy milk, etc. flushed them all for WHOLE MILK!

      Try it...you'll like it!

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    2. You got that right, TinCan. One of mine won't eat veggies, but eats a lot of meats, starches, and fruits, and drinks a lot of whole milk chocolate milk--is that junk food? Does it count that he's about 44 inches tall and 31 pounds?

      OCM--We can't keep milk. Both kids drink it, and lots of it. I'd say we go through three gallons of whole milk every week (and that's all we get, anymore).

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  2. PS.... JACK LALANE died at age 96......

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    1. My point is, he still died. I don't want to live that long if I'm going to eat food I hate.

      If I die of a heart attack after eating a Triple Baconator, I'll at least die happy.

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    2. Just so long as you don't die before your little one doesn't need her daddy to take care of her because he's taught her to take care of herself, it's all good.

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    3. I can think of better places to die, than Wendy's.

      A key to a healthy diet is to learn how to cook!

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    4. Want to hear something sad? Most young people when faced with flour, baking powder, salt, milk and oil see a mess, not biscuits. Biscuits come from a can or a mix, nowadays. I'll admit it's more convenient sometimes, but nothing beats making your own biscuits (or cookies, or cornbread, or anything else you can think of).

      It's one of the reasons I've been putting together a cookbook for one of my cousins, with basic recipes, detailed instructions, and no special terms that a non-cook wouldn't know.

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  3. I suspect they're just gonna keep redefining "obesity" and "overweight" until 90% of Americans fit one or both categories (supermodels and most Hollywood stars excepted.) And then it will be a MAJOR CRISIS about which SOMETHING MUST BE DONE...

    I'm technically obese. Just this side of it, only because of the 2003 or whenever redefiniion, but still. What is my major health problem? Allergies. I challenge ANYONE to blame that on my weight. (Also, a lot of my weight is muscle, because I work out a lot. Yes, I still have more fat than I'd like to, but I am NOT going on Jenny Craig or getting part of my stomach cut out or some damn thing.) My blood pressure, blood sugars, blood cholesterol...all normal.

    I outrun most of my students in the field. I have stamina that "scares" (their word) people 20 years my junior. Yeah, my weight is really handicapping me....

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    1. Probably. I'm technically obese, because of a thyroid problem, and because I haven't finished losing the baby weight from my two little ones. Dieting is out of the question--not good for a nursing baby.

      But yeah--the tossers in charge really just want control over every aspect of our lives, from what we eat (and how much) to where we're allowed to live to what we're allowed to drive to how we light and climate control our homes.

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