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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaliyahsmummy View Post
    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......
    I remember reading an article on the warning labels on cigarettes and it said they'd seen signs of it working. Wether or not it was just due to the labels, I'm not sure, or maybe people are becoming more educated? Not sure. I'll try and find the article!!

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    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.

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    Default Re: Warning Labels On Fast Food

    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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    Default Re: Warning Labels On Fast Food

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlemissellie View Post
    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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    At my DD's school they spent heaps of time in prep learning about healthy eating and making salads and healthy food at school. She loved it and it showed her tomatoes weren't poisonous!

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubs'n'Roses View Post
    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.
    Yes, I love this post. I agree with warning labels to better educate people, but not to guilt trip.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    At my DD's school they spent heaps of time in prep learning about healthy eating and making salads and healthy food at school. She loved it and it showed her tomatoes weren't poisonous!

    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.
    Thats awesome. As i dont have a school aged child i wasnt sure what if any education was provided in this area, esp for very young children

    Kudos to your DDs school!

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    Default Warning Labels On Fast Food

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CazHazKidz View Post
    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.
    What about for those who aren't educated and aren't fit and healthy?


 

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