An Unhealthy GovernmentPosted: February 22, 2012
By Ryan Scerra
It’s a sad day for every child and candy lover in America. King size candy bars have been discontinued to help promote a “healthier America”. Michelle Obama lobbied the famous Mars Candy corporation so they would sign her Healthier America agreement. Healthier America’s statement claims that,
“The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) is devoted to working with the private sector to ensure the health of our nation’s youth by solving the childhood obesity crisis. PHA brings together public, private and nonprofit leaders to broker meaningful commitments and develop strategies to end childhood obesity.”
Mars Candy is most well known for their candy bar Snickers, Twix, Skittles, Starburst, Milky Way, 3 Musketeers, and M&M’s. All of these will be lowered to a 250 calorie limit, according to Mars spokesman, Marlene Machut, who told CBS.
“The Mars company plans to stop shipping any chocolate product that exceeds 250 calories by the end of 2013 as part of the company’s “broad-based commitment to health and nutrition.”
I understand that America does have an issue with childhood obesity, but this is just ridiculous. The fact that the government has a say in what we are able eat is insanity. This isn’t a dictatorship a nation; America is a democratic country. Why should the everyday citizen be deprived of a king sized Snickers after a stressful day of school or work, just because our nation has a slight increase in childhood obesity?
Michelle Obama, I understand you are a loving mother of two- but seriously. It’s not king sized candy bars that are making our children so overweight, it’s bad nutrition choices on their parent’s part. That’s not something you can fix by lobbying.
All of America is sitting down shaking their heads. We can always leave it to the liberals to try and enforce lifestyle rules on our democratic society. Let us remember the good times we had with king sized treats. R.I.P.