Friday, June 22, 2007

conspicious consumption

4 comments:

freaky mind said...
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Anonymous said...

Nice to see NGA back, I have missed it. I think the point about school tuck shops is that you are protecting those who are not yet in the position to make fully formed, responsible choices. Schools are in loco parentis and it is thus their role, as it is parent's to help young people to make the right choices. Serving up pies and chips on demand does not do that.

Jarrod said...

Sorry Anonymous, this is not the correct room for an argument.
If it were though, I would say that if parents did not want their kids to eat fatty food every day (and it's ultimately up to the parents) then instead of giving them money to buy their lunch they should give them some fruit and make them some fucking sandwiches.

Jarrod said...

Just to add to that - if we're talking about tackling child obesity, I would prefer to see measures put in place that have been shown to work instead of measures based simply on ideology.
In this case I suspect that altering the lunch habits of a small number of children will have fuck-all effect when they're going home on the bus rather than on their bikes or on foot, and having KFC or fish and chips for dinner.