Doesn’t the US Dept. of Agriculture have anything better do to with our tax dollars?
Via Free Beacon: USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”
The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.”
….Part of the project’s goal is to encourage social acceptance, which will be achieved by an “Experiential Empathy Exercise in which a 20 lb. fat vest will be worn by participants for a minimum of 12 consecutive hours.”
So, the Feds want to encourage “social acceptance” of obesity.
But, at the same time, they’re calling for “bold action” to fight obesity?
Via Free Beacon: Federal Committee: We Need Fat Interventions At Worksites
The federal committee charged with creating nutrition guidelines for Americans is calling for fat interventions at workplaces.
During a presentation at the sixth meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) on Friday, the committee said government needs to take “bold action” to fight obesity….
The solutions included “comprehensive” obesity interventions in “health care, the community, public health facilities, and work sites.”
….The committee, which is responsible for creating new nutrition standards that are used to create policy at the federal level, has previously called for moving Americans to “plant-based” diets, and using text message interventions to get people to lose weight….
A text message from the gubmint, telling you to lose weight?
Yep, that’ll do it.
Via National Review Online: Feds Spending Money to Study Why Obese Girls Get Fewer Dates