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Stop me and no longer buy one

Why ice-cream vans face total meltdown - Britain - Times Online

FOR 60 years the tinny jingle of Greensleeves that announced the arrival of the ice-cream van has been an indelible memory of childhood, but that sound may soon be removed from suburban streets. Health lobbyists have decided that ice-creams are too much of a danger to children's health.

MPs and health officials are planning a series of measures across the country that are already forcing Mr Whippy and his helpers into meltdown.
Under an amendment to the Education and Inspection Bill to be put forward this week,.....

One dietitian told The Times that a ban on ice-cream vans near schools would be a draconian policy that may drive children to buy even less healthy foods at nearby shops.

Catherine Collins, the chief dietitian at St George’s Hospital, Tooting, south London, said: “This is the kind of blanket ban that gives the health lobby a bad name. A healthy diet can factor in a sugary treat such as an ice-cream. It is the frequency of that treat that is an issue. Most choices from an ice-cream van would provide fewer calories and fat compared to a free choice from a newsagent.”

And so the madness continues. Are children allowed to enjoy childhood anymore? Life is for living not just for prolonging! And this is the "horrific" truth of obesity:

BBC NEWS | Health | Obesity 'could cut US life spans'

The obesity epidemic in the US may cut life expectancy, a study says.
Researchers said based on the current obesity levels life spans could fall by between four months and nine months.

A lifetime of boredom and guilt and you may dribble your soup for an extra winter! HL Mencken defined Puritanism as "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." Maybe that should be the new motto of our health fascist leaders.

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Researchers said based on the current obesity levels life spans could fall by between four months and nine months

Researchers say that if my Grandmother had a sack she would be my Grandfather...

I suggest that you and Mr FM begin a new business venture. Instead of harmful ice cream, you could drive around selling children healthful sugar beets from the tailgate of a lorry.

Probably be replaced with council funded condom dispensing vans.......

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