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Dietary laws for secular societies

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

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

  1. Yes

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  2. No

    9 vote(s)
    64.3%
  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I do not propose dietary laws aimed exclusively at forced veganism.
     
  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    You could under such a draconian regime dictate whatever society wants to feed it's people and young people surely.
     
  3. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    What is draconian about working towards ensuring that children receive a healthy diet?
     
  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    But your laws would have to prescribe as well as proscribe. What a nightmare.
     
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  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Not necessarily.
     
  6. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Including dry weetabix and protein powder?
     
    bombaysapphire likes this.
  7. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    You would have to prescribe for children on limited diets.
     
  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    This raises a wider issue of why we care and in turn likely links to public Vs private costs and benefits, which in turn links to freedoms and their consequences to individuals and society.

    It's a bit of a big topic.
     
    towncryer likes this.
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Front of the paper today... calorie caps on meals in restaurants.

    If it can be done for adults why not for children?
     
  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Should have had a calorie cap on Christmas dinner yeaterday, putting the chestnuts in with the sprouts upped the ante substantially.
     
  11. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Then again if everyone was paid the same via some type of payment *thinking back to Eureka, then we could manage everyones diet through rationing and state issue of food stamps... Everyone could be issued a house, those with lots could have it taken away to pay for the rest, no hunger, no homeless all fair.... No?

    *Again tongue in cheek, though this would apparently satisfy "the many".
     
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  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Know that feeling very well myself.

    My mother's idea of a "small" buffet stretches the word small beyond all reasonable usage.
     
    needabreak likes this.
  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Well I was literally talking about a few chesnuts in the sprouts, according to my Fitbit it wasn't a good idea.
     
  14. dunnocks

    dunnocks Star commenter

    but surely from too much sunscreen as well? Because you should be able to make enough Vit D from the sun in Australia without needing it in your diet?
     
    needabreak likes this.
  15. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I wondered about that. Still, the diet was truly terrible.
     
  16. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Who suggested such a thing?
     
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  17. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    What do you consider to be a 'limited diet'?
     
  18. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I take it you've read what the australian child ate. You brought the case up in the first place. Her diet was terribly, catastrophically limited
     
  19. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Just saying that you have some weird ideas about a healthy diet.
     
  20. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Unless I missed the joke!
     

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