Obesity plan in US unveiled saying the food industry must change

Obesity plan in US unveiled saying the food industry must change

"The food industry is still behaving very badly, producing and marketing unhealthy foods to children in unpardonable amounts" said Kelly Brownell, director of Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity in this article by the LA Times.  "Their pledges to change have amounted to very little.  They've shown again and again that they cannot police themselves".

Read this very well-written article here: http://www.latimes.com/health/boostershots/la-heb-fight-obesity-20120508,0,2071987.story

Always remember, what happens in the US is always followed here by the NZ and Australian food industries.  We are just repeating what the Americans have done for years and we now have the same health problems they do.

Do we need change?  You bet we do.  Our obesogenic (fat-promoting) environment is killing our people young.

What is the biggest industry in the world now?  The Food Industry.  Do they want to grow?  You bet.  How do they do that?  By having us all eat more of the wrong kinds of foods that are cheap to make (better profit for them) and highly addictive (gluten, salt, sugar and fat).

Our diet, lifestyle and environment need to change if we are to reclaim our health.

Posted: Thursday 10 May 2012

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