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    Default Warning Labels On Fast Food

    It should be on any fast food that contains trans fats and high salt and preservatives in my opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    I voted no. I don't mind the idea of warning labels, but I don't like THAT label, at all.
    Please re-read the OP. It stated labels LIKE that one, not that one specifically

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    Yeah I know, But I couldn't vote yes, because I wouldn't want to see THAT label, so if I voted yes to labels LIKE that one, I'd be saying yes to that label, and others like it.

    I think the warning should just be written, like "WARNING THIS FOOD ITEM CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF TRANS FATS WHICH CAN CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS" or something similar. I don't think the pictures of overweight children is necessary or appropriate

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    For - I don't think people really understand the extent of damage they are doing to their (and Their children's) bodies by consuming so much junk. Many "take away" or convenience foods contain additives that are banned in Europe, that are linked to cancers, behavioral issues not to mention obesity.... While I am not a saint (don't get me wrong, I eat the occasional big Mac) but I am mostly aware of whether the choice I am making is good or bad and try to educate my nearly 5yo about food choices and consequences... (weight, heart health etc) btw my family are all of "normal" weight.

    With the imagery maybe a half half split with healthy weight rage people and a different food choice to link food to outcomes? (not saying you can't over eat or get fat by choosing healthy options either, it's also about portion control)...

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    I'm on the fence with this one.

    Similar to smoking, people know it's bad for them, but they still do it. Surely there isn't anyone who actually thinks the food that these labels would go on is healthy? I appreciate the fact they may not understand just how bad the food is, but surely no one thinks its healthy.

    I think the emphasis should be on education like it is at the moment and not marketing bad foods at children. It will always come down to the parent what foods they feed their children and unfortunately that means some parents will make the wrong choices. As for adults, the choice should be their own if they want to eat a bit of junk food without having dramatic images plastered over the packaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    Yeah I know, But I couldn't vote yes, because I wouldn't want to see THAT label, so if I voted yes to labels LIKE that one, I'd be saying yes to that label, and others like it.

    I think the warning should just be written, like "WARNING THIS FOOD ITEM CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF TRANS FATS WHICH CAN CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS" or something similar. I don't think the pictures of overweight children is necessary or appropriate
    Ok gotchya. This is where there is a problem cos I mean a label like that as in a label that takes up that much space and has the facts on the side etc. not the pic of obese children. Funny how things can be interpreted differently online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    For - I don't think that some people realise how much salt, trans fat, calories and cholesterol are in fast food and how really bad these foods are for kids, I'm aware that some people consider these foods as treats or sometimes foods but the sad fact is some kids do eat these meals a few times a week
    Do you think labels like this would stop people who feed their kids food like this all the time?

    I know a few people who feed there kids crap like this most days/nights and it wouldn't phase them

    I'm not sure if I'm for or against....Do the pictures on cigarettes really work?

    On the other hand, if it stops one person from eating this crap every day or feeding their kids it everyday maybe it's worth it......

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    It's so sad that we actually have to get to this point.
    Every decade we just get more messed up.

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    I honestly think it would deter some people. I only just recently read on the side of a cask wine box at the in-law's house that 'more than two standard drinks causes harm' and it had a picture of what a standard glass of wine is. That was news to me, and would seriously make me think twice about having more than two (small) glasses of wine in one sitting.

    If you put the FACTS on the food, I really do think some people would be deterred.

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    I am for it, definitely. I honestly think there are a lot of people out there who aren't educated and don't understand how calories, fat, sodoum etc works.

    I like the idea of labels and also giving a clear indication of how much of their daily intake they're consuming. For example, one big mac meal is more calories than my whole daily intake!!! It's insane.

    Don't get me wrong, I am all for "treats" and "sometimes" foods, but I think warming labels are good for people who think mcdonalds (or any take away) is an every day item.


 

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