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Dietary laws for secular societies

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Dec 25, 2018.


Do you favour the idea of dietary laws to protect the health of children?

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Given that some people seem not to have the first clue how to feed their children a healthy diet, the Australian case below being an extreme example, would dietary laws to ensure the health of children be a good idea? A good many diseases might be eliminated and, after all, we certainly have no qualms about criminalising the supply to children of various damaging substances adults may legally consume. Please respond to the poll and comment, thanks.

    The shockingly restricted vegan diet one couple fed their infant daughter is revealed - as they plead guilty to causing her serious injury after she developed RICKETS

    'The infant had fractures scattered throughout her tiny body and her bones were so brittle doctors believed they could have been broken by 'normal handling'.

    The treatment of the girl was only brought to the attention of doctors in March this year, when doctors attended to the infant after she suffered a seizure.

    One doctor described her as 'floppy' and noted how the diminutive one-and-a-half year old didn't crawl or talk during the month in care.

    DailyMail.co.uk, Media-Mode.com, 24th December 2018.

    What is it with parents in affluent societies who had the benefit of normal upbringings that they would subject their own children to Third World conditions?
  2. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    How could you police it? Current laws provide the means to remove children fotr abusive and/or neglectful parents.
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Why would you believe that idiots such as these would obey any such laws?
    knitone and nomad like this.
  4. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    in the UK this would come under the laws relating to child abuse: neglect.
  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    More stupidity
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Look at the UK and parents shovelling sugary junk down their children's gullets.

    Then we all look shocked at childhood obesity.
    Vince_Ulam likes this.
  7. sadscientist

    sadscientist Senior commenter

    No. Children demand sugary junk and some parents take the line of least resistance and capitulate for a quiet life..
    nizebaby likes this.
  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Consequently shops will be prohibited from selling particular groups of foods to children and their supply will diminish but, as with any law, you punish people when you find that they have broken it.
    Scintillant likes this.
  9. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    These idiots are rare, they had not even registered their child's birth, but I expect other people of like sympathies will begin to take their parental duties more seriously as health visitors, doctors, nurses &c begin to look for signs in children of unhealthy, criminal nutrition.
  10. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    If they wanted a quiet life then they should not have had children in the first place.
  11. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I notice you write 'will' rather than 'would'. Surely that means that this will be the case under existing law.

    What food groups? Oats and bananas?
  12. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    There are no such laws in the UK.

    Sugar-laden products including meals, confectionery, snacks & drinks marketed directly at children.
  13. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    No laws to protect children from abusive and/or neglectful parents?
  14. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    No dietary laws as I propose.
  15. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    And easter eggs would be forbidden?
  16. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The poultry industry would be preserved under these proposed dietary laws.
  17. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    when I started teaching, I never expected to see rickets, but I have seen several cases every year, and I understand that the situation is worse in the north.

    You cannot blame parents for every case of rickets, there are many contributing factors, darker skin, covering up all skin for cultural reasons, genetic predisposition, etc, as well as diet.

    Also use of sun screens, which we all try and get right, but can be dangerous to get wrong, either too little, or too much
  18. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    A Fitbit type device worn like a tag monitoring intake automatically and calorie burn with a built in electric shock to the parent when prescribed food intake is breached. The net saving to the NHS would make all the heartache worthwhile and it's in the best interest of all concerned and those not concerned with their own or offsprings health.

    People need to be managed like machines when they don't conform to societies norms naturally it's for the national good. It's freedoms and choices that makes the world a difficult place to exist in you know.

    *Tongue in cheek.
  19. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Because the UK's diversity will benefit from more children with rickets.
  20. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    The australian child's rickets was caused by too limited a diet, not too many sweets.
    needabreak likes this.

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