The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.
You’re fat, you’re lazy, and you eat too much and watch too much TV you fat slob so we are going to control you for your own good– signed Big Brother.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”
Just like Obama wants to “transform America”. 🙂
The report is open for public comment for 45 days, and will be used as the basis by the government agencies to develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are used as the basis for government food assistance programs, nutrition education efforts, and for making “decisions about national health objectives.”
DGAC proposed a variety of solutions to address obesity, and its promotion of what it calls the “culture of health.”
We all become involuntary Vegans. The Vegan Police will see you now.
“The persistent high levels of overweight and obesity require urgent population- and individual-level strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, worksites, and families,” they said.
Complete and total Government control of what you fat slobs eat.
In response, DGAC called for diet and weight management interventions by “trained interventionists” in healthcare settings, community locations, and worksites.
“Government at local, state, and national levels, the health care system, schools, worksites, community organizations, businesses, and the food industry all have critical roles in developing creative and effective solutions,” they said.
Government doesn’t create “creative solutions” just bureaucratic hammers to your nuts.
DGAC also called for policy interventions to “reduce unhealthy options,” limit access to high calorie foods in public buildings, “limit the exposure” of advertisements for junk food, a soda tax, and taxing high sugar and salt items and dessert.
Translation: Ban anything the Government deems “unhealthy”. Liberals can’t think “creatively”.
“Align nutritional and agricultural policies with Dietary Guidelines recommendations and make broad policy changes to transform the food system so as to promote population health, including the use of economic and taxing policies to encourage the production and consumption of healthy foods and to reduce unhealthy foods,” its report read.
Make it so you can’t afford to eat anything but Vegan food. Which will hurt millions of jobs, but who cares, the end justifies the means and they “mean well”. 🙂
“For example, earmark tax revenues from sugar-sweetened beverages, snack foods and desserts high in calories, added sugars, or sodium, and other less healthy foods for nutrition education initiatives and obesity prevention programs.”
Just like the tax increases in Phoenix were to go hiring more cops, and we have a cop shortage of 500 cops because the city keeps laying them off due to “budget cuts”. 🙂
The amount of sedentary time Americans spend in front of computers and TV sets is also a concern to the federal panel.
They recommended “coaching or counseling sessions,” “peer-based social support,” and “electronic tracking and monitoring of the use of screen-based technologies” as a way to limit screen time.
So we need Orwellian Telescreens and “net neutrality” to take them over and make Big Brother the monitor of your lifestyle 24/7/365.
The Federal Dept of Fat Ass Counseling.
It’s for your own good. 🙂
The screen-time recommendations came from The Community Guide, a group affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reviewed studies that used an “electronic monitoring device to limit screen time” of teenagers.
Well, if that doesn’t get them to understand the problem of Big Government Control, what will.
As expected, the committee recommended that Americans move toward “plant-based” diets, after months of discussions in meetings regarding environmentalism and food policy.
DGAC said its recommendations to eat less meat are intended to “maximize environmental sustainability” out of concerns for climate change.
Oh, of course the Global Warming Control Freaks are in on this one! Humans are evil.
“The major findings regarding sustainable diets were that a diet higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in calories and animal-based foods is more health promoting and is associated with less environmental impact than is the current U.S. diet,” DGAC said.
While true, the government running it like a Vegan Big Brother is not the way. It is for Control Freak “do-Gooder” Liberals because the Nanny State is their comfort zone.
DGAC recommended Mediterranean-style and vegetarian diets as the best options. Vegan, lacto-ovo vegetarian, pesco-vegetarian, and Mediterranean diets are the most environmentally friendly, with the least greenhouse gas emissions, it said.
“All of these dietary patterns are aligned with lower environmental impacts and provide options that can be adopted by the U.S. population,” the report said. “Current evidence shows that the average U.S. diet has a larger environmental impact in terms of increased greenhouse gas emissions, land use, water use, and energy use, compared to the above dietary patterns. This is because the current U.S. population intake of animal-based foods is higher and plant-based foods are lower, than proposed in these three dietary patterns.”
97% of science have a “consensus” 🙂
The report added, “no food groups need to be eliminated completely to improve sustainability outcomes over the current status.”
The committee also said that “altering individual and population dietary choices and patterns” would be necessary to meet its sustainability goals, as well as policy changes.
So government force will have to be applied.
“New well-coordinated policies that include, but are not limited to, agriculture, economics, transportation, energy, water use, and dietary guidance need to be developed,” DGAC said. “Behaviors of all participants in the food system are central to creating and supporting sustainable diets.”
And you are just a cog in that “food system” so you better shape up or else Big Brother is going to pound you into shape fatso!
The report did drop its recommendation to limit cholesterol intake to no more than 300 milligrams per day, after warning of its dangers for nearly 40 years. The panel also signed off on three to five cups of coffee a day, saying moderate caffeine consumption can reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
DGAC concluded that in order to achieve its goal of a population-wide “culture of health,” personal health must become a “human right.”
OH GOD! NOT ANOTHER HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN!! WE’RE ALL DOOMED!
“In such a culture, preventing diet- and physical activity-related diseases and health problems would be much more highly valued, the resources and services needed to achieve and maintain health would become a realized human right across all population strata, the needs and preferences of the individual would be seriously considered, and individuals and their families/households would be actively engaged in promoting their personal health and managing their preventive health services and activities,” they said.
WE ARE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU!
Whether you want it or not, you vill comply with all rules and regulations!
It’s for your own good because you cannot be trusted to do it on your own.
Hail Big Brother, savior of the Human Race! 🙂