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Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Sugar OK, But Hold the Cheese
Sometimes you just read those stories that make you shake your head in disbelief. Like this one. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has requested that the Federal Trade Commission ban advertising for cheese during children's TV shows. The "Responsible Medicine" group (quotes are mine and, yes, they are sarcastic) claims that because cheese gets 73% of its calories from fat, it is "not an acceptable food to be promoted to kids during the obesity epidemic."
There is a precedent, they say--the UK has banned "cheese and other fatty foods" from British TV shows aimed at kids.
But the PCRM aren't complaining about candy or cookies or "Twix are for kids." Only cheese. Because, of course, any practitioner of "responsible medicine" knows it's only fat that is causing kids to be overweight.