Remember Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts to ban large sodas in NYC?
Via Free Beacon: Feds: America Should Adopt ‘Plant-Based’Diet
The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.
The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-pagereport of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”
….DGAC proposed a variety of solutions to address obesity, and its promotion of what it calls the “culture of health.”
“The persistent high levels of overweight and obesity require urgent population- and individual-level strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, worksites, and families,” they said.
In response, DGAC called for diet and weight management interventions by “trained interventionists” in healthcare settings, community locations, and worksites….