I've said for some time now that one of the problems with public health matters these days is that it has been taken over by what are effectively morals campaigners.
While who you root and how is no longer much of a concern, (and quite properly so), the need for some to obsessively interfere in other people's lives has simply been transferred to what we eat and drink.
I think it is no accident that the language of morality is used so often by these people, ie the need to send the "right" message.
But there is absolutely no credible evidence that having a piece of cake does kids any harm at all.
Interesting too in a week where yet again the fact that we do not have an epidemic of childhood obesity, according to the actual data, was reported in the media (but by and large ignored).
And is it any wonder that more and more young children are presenting to hospitals and clinics with eating disorders and body image phobias?
This comes via the Food & Health Skeptic: