Fresh calls have been made to reintroduce compulsory cookery lessons into schools in Lincolnshire.Release the loons!
Following a presentation to Lincolnshire county councillors on the issue, Independent member Chris Brewis said: "I think incidents of parents taking their children into fast food outlets should be treated as a form of child abuse".
"We, as a council, need to tell these parents they are killing their children."Really? Well, don’t let anything stand in your way! You go, Chris!
And it’s not just fast food, oh no. The enemy is everywhere, everywhere!
"Between 70 and 90 per cent of antisocial behaviour in schools is linked to diet. Another big problem is "the use of energy drinks". They go against "the body's wish to rest". We need to be "more direct" with our message."You could get a sandwich board & march up and down outside schools..?
Christine Talbot, "chairman for the health scrutiny committee" at Lincolnshire County Council believes domestic science should be "reintroduced".
The subject was scrapped during the Thatcher era in favour of "food technology", which focuses more on the processes used to create foods such as frozen pizzas, rather than how to cook.
Mrs Talbot said: "A lot of money is being expended on this issue and "I am not sure the results are representing that"."Somehow, I just knew it’d all be Thatcher’s fault…
"Domestic science should be introduced back into schools and the national curriculum."
"We need to "teach children from an early age" how to cook proper food once again.
"We need to "educate the children on nutrition". They need to know about protein, fat content "and more"."Shouldn’t you concentrate on teaching them to read? That way, they can read the labels that are stuck on just about everything these days and find out for themselves!
And it seems to have dawned on you that your methods so far aren’t working, yet the only response is to…triple the application of the methods?
""Just forcing people to exercise is no good". From the figures it appears "children are weighed in reception, then eat loads before getting weighed again".
I propose there is "a weigh-day in the middle of that"."/facepalm
It is, however, seemingly a popular idea with parents:
Parent of two and boxing trainer Wayne Casement, from Lincoln, said: "There are "too many fast food outlets".
Parents "can't be bothered" to cook proper meals and that passes down to the children.
"Other parents are "too busy". We live in "a fast-paced world now" and it's the way life is.
"It isn't right on the children".
Children should be treated from time to time of course - but not every night.
"Teaching domestic science in schools is "a good idea"."Teaching domestic science was a good idea. I fondly remember making meals that were then carted home to be eaten by my parents (or possibly given to the dog when my back was turned). But can anyone imagine how such a topic would be handled now?
A Department for Education spokesperson said: "We know that "a healthy attitude towards food", developed early, is "critical" to the health, well-being and good educational attainment of young people.
"It is mandatory for primary schools to teach food technology. We are looking at the role food and cooking plays in schools and "how this can help get our children eating well"."‘Our’ children..?
When are we going to stop giving a platform to these nasty little control freaks?