In One Eye
Monday, May 23, 2005
The abominations in Iraq continue, but Connecticut seems obsessed with health issues this morning.
Connecticut is on the verge of adopting the most far-reaching ban in the country on soda and junk food in public schools, in an effort to curb rising rates of childhood obesity ...I personally think this is pretty stupid, but it's typical of do-gooding legislators failing to think through possible ramifications of what appears to be no-brainer legislation. We saw this in the ill-begotten NCLB, and now it looks like the state's paternalistic legislature is going to do the same kind of thing with the very food that people eat.
I'm waiting for fat-laden cheeseburgers to be banned in school cafeterias.
On another note, a new study suggests that perhaps sunscreen isn't as necessary as previously thought.
After years of telling people to wear sunscreen when they're out in the sun, the medical community is beginning to think -- thanks to recent studies -- that maybe some time out in the sun may actually be good for you.So now, the great carcinogen seems actually to prevent various kind of cancers.
All the more reason to think that Connecticut's legislators are acting precipitately. Who knows? In due time, it might be determined that Coca-Cola and Snickers are good for one's health.