“If you like your children …” [Darleen Click]
The state of Connecticut feels parents are too stupid to decide what their children should drink
The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children.
The move, according to the bill’s sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesity — but opponents say the information is outdated. [...]
It reads: “No child day care center, group day care home or family day care home shall provide milk with a milk fat content greater than 1 percent to any child 2 years of age or older under the care of such facility unless milk with a higher milk fat content is medically required for an individual child, as documented by such child’s medical provider.”
While opponents to this latest Nannystatist proposal are correct that the latest SCIENCE!! supports the notion that the hysteria over whole milk (butter, et al) has been overblown, that position concedes the most important part of the argument.
The State has no business in deciding what a child is eating*. It is the parents’ decision, duty and responsibility.
We need to stop arguing the details while letting them frame the issue.
*for the good-faith-argument-challenged Nannystatists, this doesn’t include spoiled or poisoned foodstuffs.