I think to many people are fat and dying and it is sad and nasty and I read an article about women dying like at age 50 to 60 because they are so fat. It is a major problem and kids are getting fat and dying also. They are dying at age 8.
People claim that government should have no say in diets out of ignorance, lack of logic and reason. It costs the state more and it hurts the wellbeing of a nation collectively if a large portion of the populace is vastly unhealthy. It is not to strictly ban foods but rather encourage healthy eating and tax those that statistically will cost the nation more through unhealthy eating (statistically they will cost far more then a healthy individual, this includes smokers)
Food should just be checked, not that they should tell us what we can and cannot eat, they need to kick out the fattening ingredients and people need to realize it's gonna effect them in the long run. Obesity is killing us, and if you yourself won't stop eating, who will?
The government is fighting a new war, and it's called obesity. It drains money to care for the increased diabetic population, increased cardiovascular problems, to build new structures to bear the weight of the obese population: bigger hospital beds/scanners, bigger seats, access ramps everywhere for whose are unable to walk because they can't carry their own weight. It is the duty of the government to protect its people and to fight this war.
I belive that the government should have a say in our diets because some people cant stop themselves if there are maybe over weight even in the slightest because people love food and if the government takes away a right to really unhealth foods then the amount of bigger people will fall.
i think the government should control our diets to some extent because sometimes our own dietary choices can be of a negative nature.I know i may be a middle school student, but our opinion matters too!!!! There are some obeses students here and if the government controlled their diet to some extent they would eat healthier and maybe even lose a good bit of weight.
The govermerment should have the right to dictate in what young people eat because over the years people have become overweight due to fast food companies etc. Mcdonalds, KFC, Dixy and many more. NHS are having to cater for more and more people. When this happens, the customers blame the fast food companies. On the plus side, Imagine a world with everybody healthy and hospitals wouldn't have to cater for any sick people. It would just be great!
In most cases when American citizens hear that the government needs to regulate their food, they reply in an overzealous act of ignorance. In my opinion people need to be regulated. 60% of all Americans are either overweight or obese. Over 25% of Americans consume fast food every day. Those two facts are a recipe for disaster. Some (most) people cannot control themselves over long term "healthy" decisions.
The government is supporting the people by trying to give us a healthier lifestyle. 35.7% of American adults are obese now. Thats more than one in every three people. Thats an epidemic. A simple way to combat that? Monitor our eating habits. APPARENTLY we cannot be trusted not to chug a gallon of Pepsi in one sitting, but by the gov. not allowing the sale of 17+oz of soda one would cut 60, 70, 80 grams of sugar a sitting. Because seriously, why do you need to drink more than 16 oz of soda at one time in the first place?
A poor diet is much like smoking, whereas chronic diseases may develop over time from products that go into our body. Tobacco products contain the Surgeon General's warning (government involvement), but people are still free to make their own choice. Therefore, why not something similar in regards to our diets?
Many people will argue that it is freedom of choice to eat whatever you want but the government has a right to interfere with that freedom if it is infringing upon the rights of others. I am not saying that if someone is eating unhealthy it is going to eliminate another person's freedom but it does affect everyone in the nation. With a rising number of people with poor diets, the number of people suffering from obesity rises also. Obesity can cause a person many medical complications in their lifetime. These medical complications mean that there will be more trips to hospitals which can cause insurance rates to go up, affecting a large number of people. Obesity also causes other expenses for the nation such as needing to pay for larger seats, hospital beds, etc. to fit the rising number of obese individuals. And to all of you who say that Michelle Obama should mind her own business-you should be grateful that she is more concerned for your well being than you are for yourselves. And just so you know, go back to middle school history class-the First Lady doesn't make or pass the laws, Congress does.
The government tells us what we can and cannot consume regarding drugs, and most people support initiatives to cut our smoking behaviors. Why not extend this to nutrition if state funded hospitals are going to have to foot the bill of diet related diseases?
Unless you suggest cutting tax on cigarettes etc.
The government can not tell us what we can and can not eat, but they can show people that what they're doing is not good for them. People need to realize that what they're doing is wrong and it will affect them in the long run. People are dying from obesity and people are feeling sick because they eat too much and they eat not healthy foods. When people start realizing their mistakes and fixing them, the government won't have to take action.
Because, in the Houston popularity most of us are over weight and we all need help in our diets because people are tired of feeling fat and ugly all the time so I agree that the government should be apart of our diets. It's just a matter of time before everybody is over weight.
I'm sure you have heard of how that the United States (as a whole) is the most morbidly obese Country in the world. Which is ultimately true. I think that the U.S. Government needs to ENCOURAGE active and healthy lifestyles along with squared away nutrition FOR ADULTS. as for children, the Government needs to create excellent habits in schools while they are young.While I do not support all of the First Lady's dealings, I do support her in cracking down on nutrition in schools. Now, I am not to be confused. I do not agree with cutting caloric intake so extremely. What I think needs to be heavily enforced in all schools is to have more advanced gym and Physical Education programs etc. And really stress the importance of active and healthy lifestyles. And to motivate the children to create excellent habits for themselves.
The government should step in cause 66% of Americans are obese. Clearly you are doing it wrong. Canadians make fun of Americans endlessly because of this prime reason. You guys have disgusting amounts of fat and sugar in your diet. Basically walking hippos in some places of the states. FAT
The government should control what we eat in order to keep some of from inadvertently harming ourselves. A lot of people consume unhealthy food, without thinking how bad it is. They are slowly, but surely, killing themselves, even if they are not thinking about. The government should step in to stop them and should keep people alive (living people can often make great contributions to society). A lot of people make mistakes, and they shouldn't get indefinitely punished for it, they simply need guidance-and we should be able to trust the government to provide that guidance.
Americas portion sizes have greatly increased throughout the years, and what is considered healthy is also debatable. What is wrong with us setting standards? You don't have to be super model skinny, but you should be healthy. Letting the Gov Step in is just a step, not an answer, but a way to get on the right track. Should we compare ourselves to other countries, in a way yes. We set our school standards to them, why not health?
The government should not get involved to the point of regulation, but it should provide it's populace with a better understanding of the impact that the foods that they eat have on their lives. Anybody can figure this out for themselves, but the government should want to make an effort to benefit it's populace.
The one request the government should indubitably accomplish is the protection of it's citizens. It shouldn't force people to be good or even be bad for that matter, but it should most certainly encourage people to be good. Encouragement could be a kind advice, a decisive action or a simple suggestion. But when advices and friendly suggestions are ignored, the only approach is of course ACTION. The government should try to reshape the nation into a healthy one that has nothing to infringe on it's health than DEATH itself!
This should not be a debate weather the government should tell us what to eat and what not to eat. Of course the govt has no right to do that. However, the government should step in and regulate what the food industries are putting inside our diet. The amount of colorectal (colon) cancer has been increasing every year and the it is becoming an epidemic crises. Statistics show over 50,000 deaths a year. This is mainly due to an unhealthy diet (especially the processed meat which will mutate the DNA inside the colon). In my opinion these food industries are making tons of money at the cost of our citizens. The government therefore needs to step in and put a stop to it by making sure they are not using any harmful chemicals in our food.
The government should do something because America is one of the world's fattest countries and they spend thousands every day on fast food. Also as they are a big food consumer it can and does damage the environment, destroying the north and south pole which will cause more floods and bigger ones.
Obesity doesn't just effect one person. Obesity causes more diseases which raises the price of insurance. True parents are usually the leading cause for obesity in children, but it is time we stopped looking the other way and get involved in the next generation's future. Even if that involves intervening in situations where parents neglect their children's eating habits.
We have tried raising taxes and educating the nation, but it's not working. Everyone knows that it is only a matter of time before diabetes is common for everyone. Limits on what we eat are best for this country is we want to save future generations. I know that Americans need freedoms, but we have already tried that and it doesn't work.
The rising population in America is a problem that Americans are not able to fight on their own. There is also the problem of more expenses for businesses in all kinds of fields like airlines and hospitals that need to purchase larger beds and extra seatbelts. This also brings forward the issue of overpopulation. The world can only support a certain amount of people. It can only produce a certain amount of food. The more people who are overweight the more food that they consume the less food there is for the rest of the world. People are worried about overpopulation--if America keeps on this track, humanity will reach that point sooner than expected.
I think the government should be able to have somewhat of a say. They should not be able to control what we eat, but give us healthy guidelines, tips and ways of eating as suggestions. They're just trying to save our nation from disease, such as obesity. Obesity is a top killer in the United States and if our obesity rates increase, that means the death rates and even unemployment rates possibly will increase as well. I think they should have a say, to a certain extent.
Much of America struggles with obesity and this could be easily solved if the government should subsidize fruits and vegetables. This would encourage others to eat healthier. Also, the government should have regulations on what schools serve for lunch. Schools should serve more fruits and vegetables, less carbs, more actual meat and less fat.
If the government didn't have a regulation on what the schools give our children, then there would be a higher number of obese children and teens. America is already obese enough that if the government didn't have a say right now, then the American population would be more obese and fat concluding in the number of obese people would increase.
Not every parent can afford to uphold a healthy diet for themselves and their families, with the prices higher on fresh fruit and vegetables it makes it harder for the parents to provide the right nutrition for themselves and their family. I think it would be nice if the government just got enough involved to change the prices of the healthy things. Which would probably impact others to eat healthier too. I dont think they should tell us what to eat though but just make it more fesable for those who are concerned with their diet and health.
We have shown the world that we either have very very little self control, or that unhealthy food is just more affordable and accessible. I think both are true. I think in the very least, they could cut the taxes that drive the price of corn down (thereby cutting corn syrup out of majority of our foods). I suspect this will change what is affordable
The government should raise taxes on un-healthy foods and make healthy foods more accessible. I can buy a double cheese burger for 99 cents , a head of organic lettuce for $5. With the state of the economy at the present moment many of us opt for the 99 cents double cheese burger. It is much more cost effective to opt for the double cheeseburger. The cost of obesity is far more than just monetary; unhealthy may lead to a slough of other health issues such as heart disease and diabetes. To be honest with everyone, in my opinion most people are ignorant or just don't care about their health. If the government makes the proper changes and guides us in the right direction, we can truly start to become healthier as a whole
The government should have a say because they have the best instrest in there heart for us and they want us to eat healthy. They check food for fat content and many other things. The fat foods cause obesity. The food can give us many diseases. Thank you for reading
I do not think that the cost of sugary, fatty foods, should be increased at all as to agree a food tax is the beginning of the END.......BUT.......... IF the government truly want to aid in the fight against obesity and the mortality rates related to this, then they should absolutely subsidise healthy lean meats, fresh fruit and veg, whole grains, wholemeal bread, pasta and rice......So that ALL families can AFFORD to feed their children what they NEED in their bodies. Governments are spending THOUSANDS......Millions even, on training programmes for specialist nurses to work with families to 'train' them how to live healthy and look after their children to prevent adult hood conditions such as obesity and diabetes, but this is NO GOOD if the families can NOT AFFORD to buy the healthy foods they need. Retailers cottoned on years ago that healthy foods are what people actually WANT and raised the prices!!!!! Come on government.......Do what is right and save your country BILLIONS in health care costs over the future years!!
People cant control what they eat, and what they want to eat. No one chooses to eat healthy anymore because 1. It's a lot less advertised 2. It's a lot more expensive 3. And a lot less convenient. Fast food places are just that, fast and easy to access, not to mention addicting as well. No one goes there just once, you always go back.
Maybe someone should open a HEALTHY ALL-NATURAL Fast Food place and see how many people go there instead. The result probably won't change because people are so used to their greasy burgers instead of a nice colourful salad. Just the opinion of an 18-year old Canadian #yolo
You have people like Glenn Beck trying to tell people that the Government is starving America out by regulating food and having FDA involvement in the food industry. I really hope that people realize that the FDA is here to keep America safe. If Theodore Roosevelt hadn't issued food regulation then, who knows what the big corporations would be trying to sell us as 'meat'. But anyway, McDonalds doesn't care what you put in your body as long as it's their product. Because of this, you get cheap food for cheap prices. But the food they sell you isn't good for you period. Its not just the argument of unhealthy eating it's the physical consumption of fast food that terrible.
Tl;dr The government is trying to protect you. Find out what a CAFO is and tell me again why you want to eat garbage like fast food.
While it may be ethically wrong to force adults to make better diet choices, children are the ones who really need to be coached on what to eat. One study by Stanford shows that 64% of children with overweight parents became overweight too. These irresponsible parents are forcing their own bad lifestyle upon their children who don't know any better than to eat what they're given. The government doesn't allow parents to physically abuse their kids, but unhealthy eating habits may be just as harmful!
The obesity rates in American, and globally growing, are outlandish. The government has the power to change this, instead of holding pointless meeting about a new healthcare system which has resulted in a government shutdown instead of a progressive plan, they can propose a plan to create a healthier nation through diet control in restaurants and fast food chains. Regulations in school for what food can be served needs to be put into place because the growing assortment of sugar has kids skipping lunch for dessert instead. This is a solution that could better the health of our nation and then a new health care system wouldn't be on demand.
Obese people account for 37 percent of the United States’ population, but obesity-related diseases and health problems account for 61 percent of healthcare costs in the United States every year (“The Economics of Overweight and Obesity,” 2007). The costs exceed $147 billion per year, which is putting a huge strain on the economy and the healthcare system.
We as Americans already have many freedoms that are amazing. We also have restrictions that are amazing for us... I believe that the government having a say in our diets should be another restriction. It can only help us in the long run.....
We need to do what is best for ourselves, and our country.
Most schools in America feed our kids unhealthy foods. For the majority of the week, our kids go to school. And for every day that they go to school, they eat unhealthy food served by the school. If the government took control of the things that schools serve for lunch, kids wouldn't be overweight or sick from the fried and the artificial foods that they eat at school.
A majority of the time, if one or both parents are obese the child will be obese. The child will learn the unhealthy eating habits and grow up only knowing this side of life besides being healthy and able to play sports that he or she would like to. I understand that one should be able to "die happy" but this doesn't make any sense to me. What would cause someone to not die happy if they're healthy? In conclusion, the government should have a say because children growing up do not understand the health risks and potential death hazards of over eating as their irresponsible do.
While I'm generally against government intervention, I think that we've reached a point in this country where simply preaching the benefits of fruits and vegetables isn't going to cut it in getting people to adopt healthier diets. I'm usually one who minds his own business, but obesity affects the nation as a whole through our exorbitant healthcare costs, and the worst part is that obesity is, largely, completely preventable if we'd simply cut out all the junk in our diets and eat more sensibly.
I believe that the ends sometimes justify the means. In this case, I believe it does. By forcing people to eat a healthy diet, people will be healthy, healthcare costs would plummet, everybody gets happier as a healthy diet contributes to a happy mind IN THE LONG TERM. (This has been scientifically proven.) The other benefits of a healthy diet you can just google.
People are eating the worst junk all the time and getting high cholesterol and heart diseases (brought on by junk food, of course), and guess who has to spend their money to try to get them better? Everyone. Everyone's taxes are raising because people refuse to listen when someone says "McDonald's 3 times a week is not healthy"! That money should go to better things. And because no one is listening, the government should start actually getting involved. Save the world before it ends up like in Wall-E.
Government should acquire all the food and all the alcohol and all the cigarettes in the country and portion out the things they deem are good for the people. People are stupid and are not able to make good choices. Now, with government controlled medical care everyone is at risk because other people don't make good choices. Outlaw smoking and outlaw alcohol use. Everyone in the country should either work for the hospital chains or be serviced by them. We do not need to produce or build anything in this country. We can survive quite well as a service only country. The mulitmillionaires in the medical field are the only smart people in the country. They told us smoking is bad and second hand smoke is worse. They told us butter is bad and beef is bad and eggs are bad. Why won't all you stupid people listen. We should all be vegetarians, work 12-14 hours shifts and exercise everyday. Look at all the nurses in our country - we should all be just like them - GIVE ME A BREAK!
I think that the government should have a say in our diets to help promote better eating habits and better health for Americans. It is sad that so many people in our country are struggling with obesity and various cardiovascular problems because we are unable to control ourselves at the table. If they were to reword the question to "Do you think the government should help Americans lose weight?", the poll would be the other way around.
People are slowly becoming more and more unhealthy and if we don't do something drastic now it may become an even bigger issue.. One we cannot control. Our new generations will be so accustomed to eating fatty foods. More diseases will be more common, and the death rate will slowly but surely rise. Not to mention being unhealthy also affects a lot of other areas in your life. In all I think the government should make a move before there's no hope in saving our country from eating itself.
If we let the government control what we eat we'll just be back in the 1700's when they put taxes on our stuff. So they'll only be worsening America because that's only going to encourage that we eat junk food so that's why I say no.
I do not need the government telling me what to eat. I eat healthy by my choice. Most of us, at least in America, are educated well enough to distinguish between what foods are good for us and foods that aren't so good for us. So I choose to eat healthy because it fits my active life-style and I enjoy my figure. If someone wants to ruin their life by eating constant junk, then let them, it's their choice. While today the government may only have a say in our diets, tomorrow the government will control them. Personally I view my self as an adult, and with adulthood comes the heavy-weighing decision of how I will diet.
Some people, like my mother, can't eat healthy food because it gives them pain and other problems. Take away the junk food and she would starve.
Also, if people want to eat unhealthy food, go ahead and let them. It's a free country! I support eating healthy, but the government shouldn't have so much say over what we do. I good way to get people to eat healthy would be to lower the price of fruits and vegetables so that lower income families can afford it.
They should display signs that say the facts, Like McDonald will clog your little gentle baby heart, so be safe. Or maybe like You kill and murder all these little chickens for your chicken nuggets and there actually sad when you do it, so have a brain don't act insane. or how about look to the person next to you (pause) do they have a weight problem, and then spew off some facts about dying a sad painful death from eating to much Americanised cheap, plastic, toy food. Or maybe we can leave it like it is and let the ad companies make you feel like its your choice to eat absolutely the nastiest food you can think of, simply to make a profit of your stupidity.
50% of the population are overweight. There is simply too much tO know these days that people can't know it all. Those who do have nutritional knowledge should be employed to ensure food is always nutritional and not damaging to people's health.
The USA is supposed to be a free country and not a dictatorship like president Obama has created it. If people want to ruin their lives and get to be overly obese well then they should have the freedom to be able to do what they wish.This should apply to if someone wants to go to McDonalds or go home and eat a healthy meal at home it should be their choice.
It is very childish for the government to decide what we can and cannot put in our bodies. If I want to eat and get fat then it is my choice and if I die then it is my own fault. While I do not believe the government should not decide what we can and cannot eat. Once we get the proper education on how foods effect our body (health class) it is up to us to decide if what we want to eat.
The government controlling what we eat would act as a gateway, or catalyst, towards the government controlling every aspect of humanity, leaving us with little, if any, free will. Soon the government would begin to control how much electricity we can use in a day because of increasing argument for saving the environment, or even as far as controlling the way we dress because this leads to crime and/or violence.. As you can see everything can have valid convincing reasons so once we accept one aspect of control- the diet what will stop us from agreeing to other ideas increasing the governments control over us, they may seem valid and useful at first, but then we will end up with no free will at all.
I personally have a weight problem, and its not because of over eating, however its MY problem, not the governments, and I WILL choose how to handle, actually I'm doing pretty good handling it, and no help from the government, I dont pay much attention to them, they have failed me too many times.
The government has no say in what taxpayers and otherwise normal citizens eat. Even if it is detrimental to society, it is exactly that, a societal issue, not a governmental one. The federal government shouldn't have a say in how we live if the purpose of government is to protect the way of life of all people. Whether I believe that we should be careful what we eat doesn't matter. The government should allow people to make their owns choices.
It is our life let us live it however we desire. If I choose to go eat 3 burgers for dinner then let me. If I want to eat a salad and drink juice for lunch, why not? Worry about your own life. Who are you to tell me how to live MY life?
That the government should step in and say you can't eat that and choosing what amount of calories and carbs and fats you should intake because everyone's body is different and the amount of exercise people get and if they are allergic to those foods but what they should do is put a nutrition menu on all products saying what they have in them and the daily intake.
The government shouldn't tell us what we can or can't eat! It's our right to choose what we want to eat when we want to eat it, not theirs. They aren't our parents telling us what we can't eat or drink. I believe they should encourage us to eat healthy, but not to take away our rights.
The government should not have a say in people's diets, if they want to put themselves in the risk of dying then go ahead, but they should not get special treatment if they do get unhealthy. If someone has an unhealthy body then they should not get health bonuses or better health insurance...They should have to suffer the consequences.
The government have way enough power as it is and how would most people react to them being involved in our daily diets? They have more important issues to be dealing with right now and if we hand over such a personal and big responsibility as this we are giving them more power! Now, who here would like that?
We have and deserve the right and freedom to say what we put in our bodies....Not the government!!! I mean what's next our clothes?? They are already controlling our health by saying we have to have a health care plan or else. This is America....The land of the FREE not the land of the controlling.
I am totally against the government regulating what we eat. Its absurd. If I choose to eat all the fried goodness I want, I know that I will have to suffer the consequences of getting fat. It's called a gym people..Go for a walk but don't point fingers at someone for your unhealthy lifestyle. I understand some people don't have the money, so WHAT! I'm a broke college student. I utilize my resources. All the food spots on campus may be closed by the time I finish work..The only thing open is a 7-11 or the bodega...I'll buy some crackers and a jar of peanut butter and a bottle of water and I'll call it a night. It makes me cringe when those who are clearly obese bypass the fruit stand and head straight to the snacks. It's not the government's fault. There are resources and programs out there for FREE in my area and I live in NYC. You have to WANT to be healthy. Its not going to happen by having the government putting their two cents into what you put in your cart. And this goes for the children too. Parents complain that it's the school not putting healthy food options. Luckily I never dealt with school lunch BUT that is not that point. It starts at home and with yourself. A snack here and there won't hurt a child. It's a child for crying out loud..But make them active. Take them to the park, take a dance class. Its as simple as this....If you study you get good grades and you're happy. If you work out..You can enjoy all the greasy food you want and you're happy.
I didn't know I had to write a reason but I just think that since its a free country, a.k.a. Democracy, we should be able to eat what we please, what and how we want to. We know what we are getting ourselves into and we are aware of the consequences.
If the government got to choose what we ate, we would be eating potatoes like the Soviets during the Cold War. They spend too much money on government issues such as national security and maintaining the White House. Americans should be able to choose what we eat! People who are obese make a conscious decision to be obese. Fat people are why America is America!
Obesity and malnutrition are burgeoning issues. We value slim figures and good health but have become less and less conscious of our detrimental diets. This, however, should not be an invitation for the government to become more involved in what we eat. It is our choice, and we are educated enough to know the effects of not eating well. The government should not have say in something so basic when they have greater priorities, such as the education system. More importantly, we are a free society. If the government began to control such a simple freedom as dietary preferences, that would be a serious breach in basic rights.
It is absolutely unconstitutional for the government to step in and control what Americans can and cannot eat! We live in a country where we make decisions for ourselves! The government should not raise and lower taxes on certain food products that can cause or prevent obesity. WE THE PEOPLE must decide whether or not we want government involvement in obesity. The majority of the population votes NO!!! SO BE IT!
Health cannot be mandated. There comes a time when you have to say that ignorance is no longer a rationale for something. There is not a single American who can say they have not heard that smoking is bad for you, yet we still have those who continue and even begin to smoke. It is no great mystery that a high fat diet and a sedentary lifestyle leads to poor health. Aside from certain genetic predispositions or extreme poverty, people have a great deal of control over their own health. As a nation, we simply choose not to and it is not the government's role to dictate diets.
Some of the government's version of what is healthy is junk food in my opinion (look at all the crap on the grocery store shelves that is FDA approved). And even if that wasn't the case, the government has no right to tell me what I can and can't eat. How can government officials tell me what to eat when many of them are fat themselves? Cigarettes and alcohol should be banned if they are going to tell me how to eat, because it's clearly obvious that there is nothing good for health from cigarettes and booze. Telling me what to eat is an extreme dictatorship, which is not my choice of government.
Its called "liberty" my friends. We do not live in a police state, yet. Unbelievable that this is even an issue in this country. The people of this nation need to wake up and put the brakes on a President and Congress run amok. The apathy of this nation's voters is causing huge losses of freedom, which once lost are very hard to re-gain. Its your personal responsibility to control what and how much you eat.
Our founding fathers based this nation's constitution on limiting power. By allowing it to dictate what we consume we are contradicting that, giving them more power. We also live on a negative liberty land. That means that we as Americans can pursue anything and try anything without anybody else interfering, which means if they fail, they don't affect the rest of us. Countries that have positive liberty, meaning that the government has to interfere, usually end up in dictatorship.
The Government should be focusing on more important things like how messed up our economy is and not on how obese people are. If they choose to eat junk food all the time so be it. It doesn't affect the average person in any way at all. We owe a lot of countries money right now. That's what we should be focusing on.
If the government was so worried about our diets, maybe they are on the complete opposite side of the diet plan. Maybe they need to make Physical Education a required class. Make kids get out and play instead of sitting on their butts all day. Teach them how to work. Instead to eat healthy, when all they are going to do is go home and eat all the random crap they want.
When children in school are FORCED to eat "healthy" foods they tend to rebel and eat food in the snack line. Rather than get rid of the snack line, they need to make better tasting but still healthy food, so that children don’t eat just snack food. Another problem is also that, most children aren’t getting healthy foods at home. Because they are not eating the “healthy” food they are living off of a diet of chips, sodas, cookies, and other fatty foods.
no because...i think that as citizens we are responsible for our own selves and no one should be able to tell us what we can and cant do we all are indivuals and should be treated as such if we are overweight then thats our bussiness not the gov. so people are proud to be their weight and no one else should care
Everyone is responsible for their own bodies. we control what we put in. if you cant stop yourself from eating a Twinkie instead of a salad then you should probably join one of the many health groups out there that help you make the right choices. parents that are feeding their kids junk food rather than a healthy variety of foods need parenting classes or cooking classes. a huge part of it is we just dont have the time to cook anymore maybe if the main provider in the house was paid enough to allow the spouse to stay home or at least only work part time then we would have time to cook for our families and think about the food choices were making, rather than a quick stop at fast food.
its parents fault children are fat. blame the parents. the government should not control what i eat? i am 17, skinny and completely healthy. it would not be fair to all of the healthy people that want a snack once and a while. parents need to enforce good eating habits or soon we will all be fat.
no because noone is controling you so why should the government control us and say what we can eat or drink it`s our body not theres so why do they care it is outhers who messed up there lives by geting fat and obeses and so its the governments fault for them
If you don't have the self control to push yourself away from the table and workout then you deserve what you get. NO body is force feeding you fat foods, and tying you to the couch so you can't workout. People need to take responsibility for your actions and if ends in you getting obese and becoming a health concern maybe you should reflect on your life and YOUR choices not ask the Government, who already controls too much, to make that choice for you!
Its a person's choice to choose what they eat. Its are body, not the governments. What would you do if i said that you are only allowed to eat salad and would be arrested if you didn't. You wouldn't like that would you. Michael bloomburg, you suck more than the 90 ounce soda i'm drinking right now
Public schools feed children absolute garbage for a large portion of their life, cut out physical education classes, and provide very little in the way of nutritional guidance to young people. Now, the government wants to use its own failure as an excuse to control yet another part of our lives? Get real! People have the freedom in this country to control their own destiny, without that freedom the USA is just another third world country.
Obesity is a problem but its not the governments problems, it's the parents of these kids who are over weight or the adult them selves. This problem is a home problem not a nation wide problem. Stay out of people's kitchens. If the government was able to control are diets what would be next?
We have a right to life liberty and happiness. Eating whatever you want is the happiness part. It all has to do with your morals and your perspective on life. If you wanna be the fattest person in the world go ahead, but we should always have the right to decide what we wanna do with our lives. So the government can give us all the suggestions they want, but it should be up to us to pick what we put in our stomach.
I am a high school student and yes there are several obese students here. We had really good school lunches and then when laws changed, we were fed more "healthy" options. My parents feed us healthy food at home with a occasional dessert. I know healthy food can taste good. When they serve us food that tastes dry and disgusting, nobody is going to want to eat healthy. If they are going to enforce laws like this, they need to make sure that they are also giving us something that tastes good. But in my opinion, I say that the government needs to get out of this. We have a right to eat what we want. I think they should be more concerned with the economy than with our diets. Our school also offers an open lunch where students can go out and eat anything on fast food row. The majority of the child obesity problem comes from what people eat at home. The government can't control that. We have the freedom of going to the store and purchasing any grocerys that we want. Just stay out of it!
We live in a society where half of the population believes that we should have the right to kill our own offspring, and yet some of those same people want to take away "choice" of what we should and can eat. The government and schools can encourage healthy eating and schools can educate healthy living but in the end we all have a right to eat what we want. Education has led to more Americans eating healthy and exercising now more than ever before. You can't legislate healthy eating!!!
America has a high obesity rate, this much is true, but does America really need someone to force America to change. The government has way too much to worry about then to force everyone to eat their broccoli. The government has more to worry about, like the fact America is 16 trillion in debt and climbing. It is very important to be in shape, but that is for the citizens to change, there are set responsibilities when becoming a citizen. one being that we all be in shape and fit to work or not being so lazy that we need special needs that strains America even more then the selfish people in the country with their self centered ideas that every one else in their life caused them to fat. Yes you can get fat because of genetics, but that does not mean people are internally doomed to a life of groaning elevators and mobility scooters. A common misconception is that the only way to be fit is if you have a six pack and look like Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is not true, it is not possible for every one to have a body builder’s body but we can get in shape ourselves because America is the country of making dreams come true through hard work and perseverance. America was born through the hard work of claiming independence from Britain and the perseverance of creating a failure of a government known as the Articles of Confederation and made a better one, the constitution. Which letting the government control what we eat could violate now or in the future when the government wants to control something else. America had hardworking men in the past, now America needs hard working humans that will change America's society to a healthy active one.
in addition to my post i must add the media has used its powers to rile up individuals by pointing out all the financiall hardships obesity is causing such as increased insurance rates, larger seats (give me a break), the more food they eat the less there is for the rest of the world you need to also educate the ignorant and stop fostering prejudice among the peoples has anyone ever ever given a thought that the obese work, live, paybills, think and raise children like the rest of us do your homework and stop this nonsense
I agree with fighting childhood obesity but ONLY through education. A poor family spends much of its time working to support the family and only have food as a comfort and many must buy what is going to last. Fresh fruit and vegetables do not last and many do not have the transportation to go to the store each day, let alone the cost of gas. Children do not walk to school for parents fear of abduction. So you have a no win situation. We are blaming obesity for everything from bad teeth to lower fuel economy in cars. STOP STOP STOP! Let's put everything into perspective and stop talking nonsense. Obesity is a probelm but the media needs to focus on the issue at hand. Offer courses for healthy eating and alternatives with budget friendly ideas. Not everyone can afford to eat healthy. It is not only fat people who drink soda, eat fast food, or eat sweets. If it was I dont think the economy would survive. We have eliminated biases such as race and religion. What gives us the right to pick on another class of people, the obese? You have created an environment where you are encouraging children to ostracize fat kids because as you well know kids can be mean. Please lets find some other means of implementing a campaign against obesity besides slandering them.
The government should not be able to control what we eat, just because some people are obese. Obesity will always be in America, it's because Americans are lazy and everything in their life is handed to them and people don't want to put in effort, they don't want to put in the work to earn to be healthy.
If we let the government become involved in what we can and can't eat, even just through taxes, what else will they tax? If we give them an inch what will keep them from taking a mile? The government can be involved in our lives, but I wouldn't want them influencing what I can and cannot eat.
Too often people say we should tax this or that because it causes financial damage to others through rising health care costs and the like. Typically they assume this as being "common sense", because they forget to include in their analysis SAVINGS.
Sometimes unhealthy behaviors can SAVE everybody else money because it tends to mean the person will die younger and so will not contribute to a number of health care costs they would have as they aged. A recent study showed that smokers actually save everyone else money on average by dying younger.
It would be absurd to say that therefore we ought to subsidize cigarette sales. Sometimes things people do will have an incidental effect on other people's money. In fact virtually everything could. But it's not the things you would intuitively think it would be. Sometimes healthy choices raise other's costs, sometimes unhealthy choices save other's money. Let's just let people be people unless we're going to start subsidizing those unhealthy things that save everyone money and taxing healthy behaviors that lead to greater costs for everyone else down the road.
What gives us the right to take someone else's right to choose away from them? We as a society have the responsibility to share information on the consequences of such choices. We do not have the right to make those choices for people. There needs to be more people modeling healthy lifestyles. We must first become the change we hope to inspire in others. This is the only way to enable any positive change. If we first won't make those healthy choices, how can we demand others to? Live a healthy passionate, and active life. Then watch the inspiration affect those around you. This is the true power of change. But it must start with US!
They have the right to inform us of what decisions are best for our health, but we have the right to ignore or follow what they deem best for our body. The more our rights are being infringed upon, the less likely people will be responsive to tactics to improve the overall health of America. I am a healthcare professional and I do not believe that force is a good tactic to use.
The government grows ever-larger by the day, which is bad bad bad. The government shouldn't tell us what we can do with our own bodies, and it also shouldn't provide any funding for health care. If the government is providing funding for health care, I can understand the logic in the government then restricting diets, but ideally the government shouldn't be doing either.
The government cannot tell us what to eat and drink. They have the right to inform us of what decisions are best for our health, but we have the right to ignore or follow what they deem best for our body. The more our rights are being infringed upon, the less likely people will be responsive to tactics to improve the overall health of America. I am a healthcare professional and I do not believe that force is a good tactic to use.
God gave us the right to choose. What gives us the right to take someone else's right to choose, away from them? We as a society have the responsibility to share information on the consequences of such choices. We do not have the right to make those choices for people. There needs to be more people modeling healthy lifestyles. We must first become the change we hope to inspire in others. This is the only way to enable any positive change. If we first won't make those healthy choices, how can we demand others to? Live a healthy passionate, and active life. Then watch the inspiration affect those around you. This is the true power of change. But it must start with US!
i think we should be able to eat and drink what we want to and if we want to be fat then the government should let us because it is our life not theirs they can be on a diet but i dont think we should have to on a diet if we dont want to
They should not tell you what to eat! It is not constitutional, you should have the freedom to make your own choices.
When the Founding Fathers founded this country, they didn't want the Government to have absolute control, which is why they made the Constitution. The Government's only job is to protect the people's Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom of the Press, etc.
The Founding Fathers didn't want the Government to become too big, so they put limits on it. You can read "What Would The Founding Fathers Do?" by Matthew Bowman. It helps young Americans understand what America is truly about, from the time they founded this country up until how it is now. Also read the booklet on the Declaration of "Independence" and the Constitution of the United States. And take in the information.
In conclusion, they should not tell you what to eat. The Government should belong to the people not the other way around. FREEDOM!
I don't know what you would or would not say, but I seriously think that when it comes to what we eat or drink on any given day or week, that Michelle Obama should just mind her own business and let the people live their lives as they see fit.
Michelle Obama and Michael Bloomberg have no business telling people what they can and cannot put int their bodies. Who is to say that they know what is best? Are they suddenly dietary experts? Part of living in a free society is having choices and that includes the choice to eat what you want even if it is bad for you.
The government has noticed that many Americans are obese. Many politicians are coming up with legislations to try and solve the problem. But they are trying to fix it by making laws against things, or banning them. They want to regulate what we eat. Is that against our amendment rights? The government wants to tell us how we should do things, but is that fair? It’s our lives, shouldn’t we be the ones who decide what we eat? If the government wants to get involved, they shouldn’t force, what we eat or drink.
The government has already caused enough problems. One of the reasons that people are becoming obese, is actually due to the government trying to regulate things. The government tries to regulate agriculture, that’s why agriculture has become industrialized. Although it did seem good at first, we now realize that it is actually doing more harm than good! The industrialization of agriculture has a terrible impact on land, livestock, and the workers who work the land. Industrialization of agriculture uses industrial chemicals which increases pollution in the water and atmosphere. It also uses huge amounts of water and energy. Not only does it have a huge impact on the environment, but it also affects the people living near the area. The living conditions have been deteriorating and its partly due to the industrial agriculture. We have also found that since the industrialization of agriculture, there’s been a rise in food born illnesses and obesity. The government helped start the obesity epidemic, and now they are trying to find a way to fix what they’ve done. It sounds good, but will it work or just make things worse.
Will the things they try to implement even make a difference? In New York, the local government has already started trying to put an end to obesity. The State Assemblyman, Felix Ortiz, introduced a bill that would ban the use of salt in all restaurants in New York. Mayor Bloomberg has already banned the sell of all soft drinks above 16 oz. Will that even make a difference? Customers will still be able to get refills, so why limit the size of soft drinks? That’s not the main cause of obesity. Studies have shown that there has been a ten percent decrease in the sell of soft drinks, yet obesity still increases. The government is trying to help, but that’s kind of hard when they’re not sure what’s causing it. It’s great that the government is trying to help, but what difference is it really going to make.
Many people believe the government should step in because it’s affecting the price of health care. The price of health care is expensive because so many people have diabetes. The most common form of diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, is easy to avoid if you eat right and exercise, and that’s what the government is trying to enforce. Unfortunately, the direction they’re going isn’t going to make a difference. To actually have an affect, they’d have to require what you can and cannot eat. They’d have to set a national standard, which wouldn’t work either. How could they possibly know each individuals needs? They want the children to grow up being healthy, but they can’t set one standard for all of them. It wouldn’t make all kids healthy, because they grow at different rates, and everyone‘s metabolism is different. Yet, this is the direction they are headed. How can they regulate what we eat when they don’t know each individuals needs?
We live in the United States of America, we are a free people, aren’t we? We have agency and the right to choose: where we live, what we wear, what our occupation is, and what we spend our money on. We’ve been able to choose what we eat and how much; however, the government now wants to tell us how. They’re taking away are agency. For some people this may not seem to be a big thing, but what’s next? Are they going to tell us where to work, what to wear, or where to live? Where does it stop? We know ourselves better than anyone else, so why should the government tell us how to live our lives? It’s simple, they shouldn’t. If we truly live in a land where everyone is free, then they shouldn’t be telling us how to live our lives.
In conclusion, the government shouldn’t get involved. We live in a free land, where we are given the right to choose how we live our lives. The government shouldn’t be able to tell us what to do. Especially when they don’t even have all the details! They’ve caused enough problems as it is. Are we going to allow them to keep making more? They can give advice, but they can’t force you to eat their diet. Instead of trying to pass laws to ban things, they should try to find ways to encourage healthy lifestyles. The government shouldn’t get involved in a way that take away peoples rights. Their involvement may seem small; however, when they mess up, it isn’t small at all. They try to help everyone at once by forcing things to happen. If they encouraged things to happen with the help of big companies, we might actually be able to turn around the obesity deficit, but not by force. You can’t force people to do something because most of the time they just rebel. Force is never the way. The government should not force the American people to have certain diets.
America is the one who brought all this food, how come they didn't stop it when it came up. Its to late, government. You let it go for to long. Now you get mad at us, whats up with that!? Now we are all fat. Thanks guys. Get your crap together America.
The government has to much control as it is. They don't need to be budging in on our food intake and diet. Calorie counts in restaurants aren't accurate so there is no point. The government is getting to nosy! Although they might have the best interest to us in mind they are not dealing with the "problem" in the right way.
The government will try to take more control over us, and do we want that? Soon, they'll take away soft drinks! The mayor of New York City has already put laws into affect, and the only size drink you can have is a 6 ounce one? We deserve more than this.
We fought for freedom countless times. Thus making it also our freedom to decide to either be healthy or not. The government has no right to decide. They should be representing the people, by doing that you would be listening to the people. They decide this on their own, that doesn't make it fair or just.
Skrew that if I'm poor and I want to get a cheap burger or 16 piece chicken nugget ill get it. If you have a say a lot of people will die one of the worst ways possible.... Do you really want that on your conscience.... If you do u suck
No becaus e then the government will send taxes back on what we eat and it will cause less buisness. Also it will hold people back on what they can eat. For example if i go to chik fil a i should be able to get whatever the heck i want without the government telling me what to get. I like chicken saNDWHICHES!
I have a sixteen year old son who is in a few of sports, he eats alot of food he is not fat, because he is active. At his school the teen were complicating that the lunches was not enough of food, They said it was not filling enough, and it was lame.
Our government takes control of a lot of things it would not be fair that they take aways some of our eating choices.There are some things we realy may like to eat why on earth woyuld we want to give it away, what we love to enjoy. Plus the people that dont want to give it up will find away to break it and get their hands on more than what they need.
People will find a way to get what they want. If food is banned that they like they can go to the nearest place that has it legalized. Likewise if certain size is outlawed to cut down on unhealthy products, people will just get more of the small size to equal out a big size that they had. However it is not the governments fault that citizens want to kill themselves by putting fake hormone injected food into their body. Clearly people can make their own health choices, good or bad. Smoking kills 5 million people each year, yet tobacco has not been banned. As a result the government should not be the key role in our diets.
It is not the government's job to say what we can and can't eat! It is our choice if we want to eat unhealthy foods! Also, if we are obese we have doctors wo payed lots of money for school to tell us that. The Constitution says that we have a freedom of choice. If the government starts regulating what we eat it could turn into bigger things, such as who we marry, where we work, where we live etc. Next thing you know we will be a communist country like China. I say the president needs to follow the rules this free country was established on. I don't think the founding fathers would've cared what we ate.
I think that the government sould not be able to choose our diets. We should be able to eat what food we want like a stake or a rack of griled ribs. To let the government choose our diets is to restrain our god given wright to eat what we want when we want and hawever we.
We know what we should be eating, I'm pretty sure most people have learned good food from bad food by now. Whether or not they choose to eat healthy is their own decision. The government doesn't need to be telling us what to eat. Yeah so I don't think they should have a say.
What people dont realize in this argument is that yes we already DONT have the freedom over what we eat. There is tons of gmo corn and soy being snuck into everything we eat that we have no idea how much we are even consuming of it. There is no way of having freedom from our food because they already have their hands in everything. So although we should be free from them, we already dont have a choice and almost all of what they are getting us to eat is unhealthy junk.
No. Being that I am a staunch Republican, I will use a famous democratic saying of its my choice, not yours!! Let me do what I want!!!!! If I want to smoke weed or do drugs it should be allowed!!! With that being said why do the democrats want us to not have a choice in what we eat??? Explain that one DEMS!!!!! If a man wants a cheeseburger for lunch, then that man can get a cheeseburger for lunch no matter what the government says!!! I am just using the same argument used for other things, that are much worse!!!
If we let the government control what we eat we'll just be back in the 1700's when they put taxes on our stuff. So they'll only be worsening America because that's only going to encourage that we eat junk food so that's why I say no. Thank you have a good day.
I do not think that anyone should limit the food we consume. The biggest problem is at school when lunches have come down to one very small main course and one appetizer. I feel very strongly about this because I am a very hungry teenager who is not getting enough to eat at lunch.
It should not be anywhere near their control to decide what I want to eat. America was founded over freedom, NO ONE should be forced to eat something they don't want to. Parents should tell their kids the importance of eating healthy and force their kid to eat healthy. But what we eat is none of the governments business, nor should it ever be.
It's my body and my choice what I put in my body. We were all taught at some point or another what is good for us and what is bad. If you already know that and already know all of the risks behind these food, then it is your choice weather you want to eat it or not. Don't force an opinion on me. The government shouldn't get that involved in our lives. If we let them get that involved, then what other aspects of our lives will they try to control or "help" us in?
They already control everything else that we do. Why should they be able to tell me what i can and can't eat. If i want to it a Whopper, then im going to eat a Whopper! You can't tell me that they never have one of those days where you just want to sit down and pig out.
.... Endlessly that they have no idea how to manage themselves and their most basic tasks. With almost limitless funding and personnel they can't balance the budget. That is half of their assigned duties. 1. Make laws (for public safety) and 2. Balance the budget (which includes military might) are the basic jobs of government.
When the government takes on any business it fails.
Allowing them to invade our personal lives opens the door for any regulation they deem necessary. Guided with near exclusivity by greed and personal gain my "best interests" are not within their spectrum of thought.
My parenting skills are far greater than those of the strangers in office that do not know my family. I do not need or want their help.
The government has no right to tell me what I can and cannot eat. As people, it's our job to feed ourselves and our families, not the government. Another thing: if we let the government moniter what we eat, what's to say they can't monitor who we have sex with or how many kids we have? Letting them do this will only make them more powerful.
They don't need to tell us besides we know and it's our choice what we eat also a little sugar is okay you just have to moderate it. If we want to eat unhealthy than okay if we want to eat healthy then okay but if you choose to eat healthy you still need some sugar we need some fat to stay alive also people need to excersize to its not all about what you eat.
The government has no right to control our own diets. This is coming from a high school football player. Sometimes I need to pack something to eat before practices starts. So I can be ready to work my butt off at practice. Also it's our own choose what we eat or not to eat.
America is a free country, government doesn't control the people.
Its unconstitutional, it is not the role of the government to control the citizens.
You should have the right to make your own decisions about foods and other basic choices.
Health isn't just about what you eat. It is also about exercise.
People will always do what they want.
The government controlling what we eat would act as a gateway, or catalyst, towards the government controlling every aspect of humanity, leaving us with little, if any, free will. Soon the government would begin to control how much electricity we can use in a day because of increasing argument for saving the environment, or even as far as controlling the way we dress because this leads to crime and/or violence.
Freedom of choice.
Everyone's body is different and the amount of exercise people get and if they are allergic to those foods but what they should do is put a nutrition menu on all products saying what they have in them and the daily intake.
We will suffer our own consequences.
This, however, should not be an invitation for the government to become more involved in what we eat. It is our choice, and we are educated enough to know the effects of not eating well. The government should not have say in something so basic when they have greater priorities, such as the education system. More importantly, we are a free society. If the government began to control such a simple freedom as dietary preferences, that would be a serious breach in basic rights.
Destroy basic rights.
Its unconstitutional!! It is not the role of the government to control the citizens. You educate people, the government today is all about power over the people! Its my decision what I eat or even if I exercise or not. Our government to completely out of control, they are 100% all about power and control. It is so sad that America, Land of the free and home of the brave, is in state we are in today.
I would rather eat healthy, fruits and vegetables are what I usually dine on. Although I am not a child, and do not want government nor anyone else mandating what I can or cannot eat. I feel if a person wants to eat fast food, or junk food so be it. The only body it will affect is there own. As free adults we should have the right to eat, read, watch, and even smoke cigarettes as long as it does not affect anyone else.
If rather die happy than hungry and junk food helps me get through the day with all the sugar and stuff in sweets and "junk" gives me energy that helps, and someone who easy in healthy all their life and when they start exercise their heart isn't going to be strong enough to support it
We should be able to eat junk food if that's what we want to eat. The government shouldn't be telling restruants that they need to have healthier food. If we eat to much junk food and get fat that's are problem. If we want to eat healthy we would, so they need to stop trying to tells us what to eat because really it's none of there business.
Coming from a high school football player, I need the energy I get through lunch to get me through practice and/or games. When I was a freshman and a sophomore the lunches were fine and I got enough to eat. But my junior and senior year, I was forced to pack everyday in order to get the sustenance that I needed for sports. The government should have absolutely no say in what I eat, especially when I am 18 and legally an adult.
Michelle Obama is about the "worst" person in the world to "advise" anyone about healthy eating, certainly in public schools! We all KNOW it really has nothing to do with HEALTHY EATING after all, she dines on lobster, fine wine, and virtually whatever "she" WANTS, this is nothing more than a Marxist, EGOTISTICAL, "attempt" at introducing BIGGER GOVERNMENT, in every aspect of our lives, for all the freebies. . . There's a hefty price to be paid, IT IS CALLED "Our CHILDREN!!" We get it, very simple, plain and CLEARLY... Stay our of our LIVES, when GOVERNMENT GROWS.... FREEDOM DIES!
If you need someone to "regulate" what you eat, you are either a child or someone who should be supervised in every aspect of your life because if you aren't able to make wise decisions about foods, then you obviously are not capable of making other basic choices. It's simple.
I consider myself very liberal, which is why I'm really ticked off that people claiming to be on my side politically are actually for trying to control what we eat. Most of these people are also against the right wing's War On Drugs. Now what's the latter about again? Oh yeah, trying to control what people put in their bodies. You can't have it both ways, folks.
And as for the whole "Think of the children!" thing - it's the parent's job to teach kids good nutrition, as has been said over and over. Telling them to "just say no" isn't really going to help - I know personally that kids are crafty about sneaking a snack when they're not supposed to (I did it myself!). But teaching them that there's more out there than what they advertise on TV, that there are things that taste good without all that cholesterol and fats can be done. And let them play outside for heaven's sake. They're actually safer now than you were 50 years ago.
People will always do what they want no matter what the calorie count looks like. If some one is trying to be healthy then it would not matter what a menu says. It is understandable trying to put their foot into schools, but every where is a joke. If I want to go to a public place and drink whole milk, that should be my own choice. Health isn't just about what you eat. It is also about exercise.
Nobody can tell you what to do. You can live the life you want. But many people don't believe that! You should be able to control what you eat. True enough, children's obesity rates have gone up since the 1960's, but that is the parents fault. They control what we eat, when we eat and how much we eat! We also can't forget about our bodies. They are all different. Some can digest faster and use the calories faster than others. The government shouldn't tell what we can or can not eat.
because its not really what you eat but how you eat that can determain that. For some people, you can eat really healthy foods but a large amount, and that alone could be unhealthy.
The government does simply not have the right to tell people what they may or may not consume in their diets. Even if this interference has noble intentions, it is still an infringement of basic rights. The government may, of course, inform the public about certain foods or recommend certain diets. But, the ultimate choice must be left to the people.
People should be allowed to make there own decsions in what they eat.Some food is unhealthy and can cause future problems but you are your own indviual and you chose your life.the goverment already controls alot why give them more power.You should make your own healthy decsions for yoursel
What if we want to be fat. What if we want to be skinny. What does the government have a say in.
When the government takes a proactive role in helping all Americans receive healthcare at a cost that won't bankrupt them, then it can have a say in how we take care of ourselves. It doesn't make sense for the government to allow us to smoke tobacco until our brains dry up or drink alcohol, the deadliest drug available to man, but then try to regulate how we eat.
Unless the government is going to deliver precooked food and hand out the money to buy the healthier food with, they should have no say in what people eat. Good healthy fruits and vegetables cost a lot of money. More than that, a person would have to be able to shop almost once or twice a week to have fresh vegetables in their diet. Very few working families have that kind of time or money. It only gets worse when you consider the prep time to make a real meal versus something instant. Not everyone is eating fast food because they love it. They eat it because it is all they can afford to spend their time and money on.
If the government were to get involved in our diets what is to say where they stop at? Are they going to tell us what to eat and when to eat it? We are a free society and it should not be the government's decision or involvement in telling us what to eat or how we should diet.
It is the right of every citizen in this nation to eat unhealthy foods if they so choose. Just because obesity is a big problem in this nation, it doesn't mean our government should be able to step in and tell all of us what we can and can't eat. There are two main factors. One, eating healthy or unhealthy is not the sole cause of obesity, because inactivity plays a huge part also. Two, what's healthy and unhealthy changes on an almost daily basis. Who exactly is going to decide what we can and can't eat? Would it change every time new findings are made by some research group? What it boils down to is that our government needs to only promote eating right and living an active lifestyle.
Our diets should be governed by our common sense, not the government. Our government has more important issues to worry about, such as our defense program, immigration, and world issues. If we allow the government to tell us what we can and cannot eat, we are setting ourselves up for enslavement. Do you really want someone to tell you what you can eat, when you can eat, and how often you can eat?
Nope! Because humans have the right to decide on what to eat not the goverment, the government thinks that they should change how we eat that is a bad thing because we have freedom rights on what we should eat.
Our government does not even fight obesity. If anything it supports it in the public school system and keeping big corporate fast food businesses like McDonalds raining grease and very large doses of preservatives that are terrible for our bodies. Our diet we are only going to get fatter, lazier, and have too much processed food and chemicals in our bodies to prosper correctly as humans.
Because the government has no right to tell us what to eat or what not to eat. We are responsible for ourselves. It’s our own choice to eat healthy or not. Why are you going to make other people eat “healthy” just because very few people do want the government to tell us what to eat? And stop blaming fast food places you’re the one that goes there they don’t force you to go. So blame yourself if you’re obese.
The government should not be able to control what we eat. There is no reason anybody should be able to control what we eat. Who is the government to say what we can eat. Just because some people think we should all eat healthy doesnt mean everyone thinks that same thing. If you think people should be skinny take that upon yourself and eat healthy. But dont try to change other people eating habits.
We live in a Democracy not a Dictatorship. Having the government tell us what we can & cannot eat would be changing this country. People should be responsible enough to loose the weight that they put on if they choose to. Not everybody likes healthy food,so why should we be limited?
In school, they have given us less food, while raising the price of it. If we cared about being healthy, we would make an effort to be healthy. If the government controls what we eat, then what do they not control about us? There are more opinions on this page for us choosing what we eat, so that shows that the government shouldn't control what we eat
The government is meant to be a servant of the people so I don't understand why they are already interfering and dictating so much in our lives? "Mind your own business" Cameron. It's appears to already be a Nanny state. If we want to eat crap food then that is our prerogative as free citizens. And the cost to the health service argument is moot: If people live longer that will cost more in welfare in the long run - or are we all expected to liquidise the meagre assets that we have slaved to save, all our long (and ultimately miserable) lives just to pay for the extra years with Alzheimer's?
Kids in high school are starving themselves more than ever before. The new "healthy" food being served at lunch contains no flavor, and has less nutritious value than before. It isn't helping us, it's hurting us. Some kids don't even have food at home, so it is important to get a good lunch at school. Even the vegetables used to be manageable, but now they're unbearable!
Our little girls are reaching puberty too early. Hormones are used to accelerate animal growth and are still present in the meat after processing. We later ingest those hormones and it causes our bodies to not only crave more food, but to also store fat for growth. The problem begins and ends with big business that our government depends on.
US citizens are granted certain rights from birth, and they shall be protected by the law. America is a free country with certain rights for all people. Unless we do something that's against the law or harms other people's liberty, the government cannot arrest us. And they cannot get involved in our regular lives without an excellent reason. We shall not stand for this, because we are a free and independent nation.
The government, federal or state, should not have the power to enforce what food goes into our system and how much we eat. I think that they can inform us on what to do but shouldn't force us to do so. This is a free country and if people are "fat" then there is just more of them to love. Yes, we should find a way to lower our rate of obesity, but in a way that is not a form of dictatorship.
Also to everyone that is reading this, the political system today has become a game, no longer being real with the people. The problem in government today is the lack of representation. The people are being heard less and less; most representatives are only taking their own opinion and the people's wants are going in one ear and out the other. We live in a biased government now, we are in the beginning of what is going to be a revolution.
I think the government shouldn't because its a free country and that mean all Americans has the right to make their own decision. As Americans we can eat what we want and if we decide to eat to much and become obese then that's our problem. That's what exercise is for.