Obesity labeling on clothing stinks of major discrimination
Will alcoholics, drug addicts, sex addicts, gambling addicts, workaholic, extreme sports addicts were clothing to show that they are addicted as well and have a problem or is it just one section of the population to have the finger pointed at it!!!
We could have clothing that reacts to the consumption of alcohol and other such stimulation and when it reaches a certain level the chemical in your clothing changes colour so that everyone knows you have hit your limit!!!
Your clothing could turn colour to say what mood your in and what you have ate today...Where would it stop
Karion's point about clothes size is very valid as we have already seen here we could be the same weight but the size in clothing varies from each person and if they are going to stick it on large clothes then they should do it on the smaller sizes as well as it does cut both ways.
Banning the placement of sweets and fatty snacks at or near shop tills and at child's eye level;
I am all for this...banning the placemet of sweets and fatty snacks at or near shop tills and at child's eye leve!!!!
:: Taxing processed foods that are high in sugar or saturated fat;
Against this as this is just another tax and as always the less well off will be the first to feel it
:: Introducing health checks for all school leavers, both primary and secondary;
Well I think this is a good idea providing that it is a full medical and not just about weight
:: Allowing new urban roads only if they have safe cycle lanes;
This should be mandatory that every town and city has cycle lanes not just new urban roads!!!! Not only would it encourage more out to use their bikes, but would help everyone as it would cut down on car usage and reduce pollution.
:: Establishing a dedicated central agency responsible for all aspects of obesity.
This will be probably turn into another red tape, money eating, paper pushing exercise in avoiding tackling the problem at ground level...
Money would be better spent teaching children how to cook in junior schools and get them interested in food and their health as part of their life style for the future. I think Jamie Oliver is the leader in this field, give him the money and back him.
And spend money on more childrens play grounds and swimming pools and sports centres for children and out door activities for teenagers, interesting things like learning how to rally drive, rock climb, skate, golf, tennis,etc., as not every kid likes just football.
And while they are at it reduce the weight of books in children's school bags as I know in this country the weight is crippling to carry. Never enough lockers, if any...
In order for the Government to lead the way they should begin by setting good example and encourage their own members along with the medical profession to stop smoking and lose weight themselves.