Saturday, July 12, 2014

The Battle for the Waistline

Over the last twelve hours BBC World Service Radio has been giving heavy exposure to a story about Michelle Obama's campaign to bring healthier food selections to public school cafeterias. Meanwhile, the Web site for the San Francisco ABC affiliate decided to run an article about all the different kinds of food you can get at a state fair across the country, almost all of which involve deep-frying as part of the preparation. It is the sort of article for which just looking at the photographs will probably send you off for an extra hit of Lipitor. Who would have thought that the battle over obesity would have included a skirmish between the BBC and ABC?

(Also, before anyone contributes it in a comment, I know full well that British cuisine is not the best source of options for a healthy diet!)

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