Following on from the Man v Food thread, and numerous recent reports on the the state of our health is it time action is taken?
I know long term education is the answer but what about short term ? Is it time that , just like on the back of cigarettes, that we put warnings on food?
In 20 years time we are going to be larger than Americans and as it stands a huge amount of under 10s are obese. Economics certainly plays a part here but we have a generation of Celtic cubs who grew up with both parents working long hours and many of them received money for their lunch , to buy an amount of junk and breakfast rolls etc, and at night time dinner was often something quick and easy from a package.
I don’t know how this generation can be rescued but there has to be a check on marketing, and just like the shock factor in the drink drive ads , we need ads of this nature in relation food. At the end of the day this is going to cost everyone as the bills mount up for meds, operations and transplants this epidemic will cause.