Will We Ever Eat Healthy?

Anti-obesity advocates take note: one of your favored strategies is a bust. Last week the Ontario Auditor General's Report concluded that banning junk food in schools in that province has been a clear failure.

Why? For several reasons but a main one is that kids are voting with their feet. Many schools are close to convenience stores and other outlets and the kids take themselves there to buy goodies instead of what is on offer in the school cafeterias and vending machines subject to the ban.

The result will be disheartening for those, including myself, who want children to eat more nutritiously in the name of weight control but even more importantly to improve health generally. What's to learned from this failure? A lot. Here are four points to ponder...

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