From the article:
The discussions are preliminary, and participants say they are nowhere near an agreement like the one Obama announced recently with Wal-Mart to lower prices on fruits and vegetables and to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt in its foods.
- Wal-Mart recently made such an agreement? That’s news to me.
- How is it possible for a business that neither grows nor cans the food to reduce the amount of fat, sugar and salt in it? Aside from the deli and donuts counters, what would they do; puncture all the Libby’s Green Bean cans and pour some of it out?
A National Restaurant Association spokeswoman, Sue Hensley, called the discussions “a positive dialogue” and said her group and Obama had “the same goals in mind.”
You’ll have to pardon me if I take that with a GRAIN OF SALT.
Noting that research has shown that children consume more saturated fat and less fiber and calcium when they eat out, Obama has challenged restaurant owners to change their menus, recipes and marketing practices to “give parents the confidence to know that they can go into any restaurant in this country and choose a genuinely healthy meal for their kids.”
If the research is true, and Obama is sincerely concerned, then might I suggest she urge parents not to take their children out to dinner, rather than attempt to take over the restaurants? (Not that what parents feed their children is any of her darned business anyway.)
Also, PROVE to me that parents CAN’T find healthy choices at restaurants. It’s not like some alien has possessed their vehicle and forced it to pull into McDonald’s. And if I heard right, McDonald’s DOES have some healthy choices. It’s not like they HAVE to order off the children’s menu.
Oh, this whole thing is so completely ridiculous I almost feel stupid responding to it. JStang is right; thankfully, it has about as much chance of flying as Huckabee’s plan to take over AR restaurants did.