Donkey vote cos I honestly wouldnt care one way or the other
Yeah a label isn't really going to deter someone if they are set in a pattern. Just like a picture on a packet of smokes doesn't stop someone from lighting up as soon as they get outside. It might make them think.
Focus should be on educating so decisions can be made with the information. As an adult though, fully capable of making my own choices, if I decide to indulge myself and get a burger or whatever I want to get it and enjoy it not have a picture or something that's main point is to make you feel bad. It's not educating, its more guilt tripping, if that makes sense.
Educating on the health risks associated is a lot better.
So I clicked Donkey vote.
Hmm id say im for.
Because obesity in children is getting worse and it could mean their life.
Even for adults as i believe the lastest statistics are around 60% of aussie adults are overweight or obese
Its very concerning.
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Id like to add that i think there should be more education in schools about healthy eating and perhaps even for parents
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I dont like this sort of label and I wonder if the graphic pics on the cigarette packets had any real effect. Doesnt Maccas and other places put an ingredient list or average daily amount of xyz on the wrapping already.?? Surely noone thinks 'junk' food has any health benifits to anyone, and therefore should be avoided or at least only eaten occasionally. Education is the key, parents need to know what is good, and the advertising to young kiddies should be restricted. marie.
But at the end of the day I cook her food, pack her lunch box and am in control of what she eats (she's 7). It really is up to parents I think anyway.
I am extremely aware when it comes to nutrition. I know what I should and shouldn't be putting in my body when it comes to food. I am fit, and in general healthy, but I have a ridiculous passion for fast food. I wish I hated maccas, I know how bad it is for me, but I love the stuff. I can't help it. Now the warning label may make me give a 2nd thought to eating the stuff, but I'd still want to have it occassionally, and I wouldn't want to be looking at my burger box feeling guilty the whole time.
When I first saw the label in the OP, I wanted to head straight down to maccas and buy a big mac, just to prove I didn't care what the goddam warning label said and I'm a big girl and can do what I want.
By the way, I don't feed the stuff to my kids. The most they get is an occassion $2 pack of chicken bites or a strawberry shake.
But for someone like myself who is generally fit and healthy and knows what they should/shouldn't be eating, who occassionally likes to over indulge, I think they should be able to do it without having to look at guilt inducing images.
I think it would definitely make some parents at least stop and think - i know if something i was feeding my son came with a health warning i would be concerned
There was a thread on here a year or two ago where people were arguing that McDonald's was ok as it was fresh Australian , natural produce ( yes their marketing worked!) and I was shocked that because they use "100% Australian beef" or whatever it was that people thought it was ok to eat ( forgetting the preservatives in the bun, cheese, sauce, plus the calories, salt, trans fats and the fact most would eat fries which are heart diseases best friend)
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