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National Security and Your Child’s Health

School Pizza

The government certainly has a role in the health of our nation’s youth, but there are times that they can simply go too far. As a perfect example of government overreach, many Democrats wanted to remove pizza and French fries from school cafeterias throughout the nation. Their intention was to address the childhood obesity problem through legislative action to restrict parental and local choices. Thankfully, Republicans came to the rescue and saved the day by slipping a provision into the recently passed spending bill that funds government through December 15, 2011.

While the problem of childhood obesity is clearly an important national health concern, just as it is for adults, I am personally against limiting the choices which are available to individuals. When it comes to our health care, government does have a significant role to play but that role should not extend into the micro-management of our daily lives. However, not everyone agrees with this opinion and has taken the issue of school cafeteria food options to an entirely new level. Now, according to some groups, what your child can eat at school is a matter of national security. Read more…

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Posted by Admin - November 19, 2011 at 7:26 pm

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