When do we decide they really are mad and cull them?

People should halve the amount of dairy foods they eat, the Government’s dietary adviser has said in a radical move to cut obesity.
Public Health England (PHE) says men should have only 200 calories of dairy per day while women should have just 160cal, meaning that just one large latte coffee could put a woman over her recommended daily limit.
The move was heavily criticised by nutritionists, MPs and the dairy industry, who accused PHE of putting public health at risk with its “baffling” advice.
They say the new guidance does not provide for enough calcium or iodine in people’s diet, essential for healthy bones and brain development.

One milky coffee a day and that’s it.

PHE’s chief nutritionist, Dr Alison Tedstone, said: “The evidence shows that we should continue to base our meals on starchy carbohydrates, especially wholegrain, and eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day.

They want us back to pease pudding, don’t they?

21 thoughts on “When do we decide they really are mad and cull them?”

  1. Thank $deity Maggie removed this evil filth from our children. I expect the Guardian will be campaigning for her statue to be on the fourth plinth.

  2. PHE’s chief nutritionist, Dr Alison Tedstone, is totally bonkers and stupid. “Five a day” was a marketing exercise not a health campaign. The nannying fussbuckets in public health have hi-jacked it for their own purposes and now believe their own lies. As for carbs, they’re sugars, so they don’t even understand the science in the subject they want to control.

  3. Bloke in North Dorset

    “I’ll start eating this pap when there’s convincing proof that it’s what they eat, themselves…”

    I won’t. I don’t give a fuck what they eat, other than as evidence for when we get round to building those gallows.

  4. “eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables each day.”

    BUT BUT fruit contains sugar! Toxic sugar!

  5. I wonder if this is a subtle undermining of the nanny state. Keep pushing ever more abzzurrd advice until nobody takes the slightly bit of notice.

  6. A high carb diet for sedentary people is the main reason increasing obesity, plus lack of fresh air and exercise.

  7. Indeed, the MAIN cause of the huge increase in diabetes is exactly this advice. These people aren’t “bonkers” they’re outright evil fuckers who, if they have a clue, it’s a bad one.

    The old “Five a day” has long gone, although it’s faddish, if you want a diet that typically won’t make you fat, go paleo, high in fats and protein but very low on carbohydrates.

    We should try these people for all the suffering they’ve caused with their foolishness.

  8. It worked for smoking, it probably won’t work for alcohol (but hey, hello California!) but it definitely won’t work for food.

    Comparatively few people smoke, but most people drink and everyone eats. It’s really difficult to lie convincingly about something everyone does every day.

    So those of us who bother to listen and think will realise little Al has told us to poison ourselves in the most horrible way, and normal people will just laugh.

    With smoking they managed to convince some people that particulates from smoking were live, thinking malicious things, sometimes volatile, sometimes dormant.

    Trying to convince people that a diet of water and a dry crust is essential is a bit trickier.

  9. Aha! “She has a BSc and PhD from London University”

    I know it’s not an entirely rational habit that we call medics without doctorates “doctor”, but we do. In my judgement people with non-medical doctorates shouldn’t call themselves “doctor” in a public medical context, lest it be misleading. Unless of course they intend to mislead the layman.

  10. I’ll have to get cracking if I want to beat Jamie to the PHE cookery book prize. My recipe for spit-roasted meat will become a staple of the British diet.

  11. So for lunch we had Crucolo, a Cornish Camembert and a Bedfordshire Blue. And plenty of butter on the bread.

    And then I fell from grace: I had half an apple for dessert. Oh the sugar! No, only kidding: I didn’t put it through the whizzer so I’m OK; I haven’t sinned.

  12. ‘People should halve the amount of dairy foods they eat, the Government’s dietary adviser has said in a radical move to cut obesity.’

    And halve every other damn thing they eat. How radical is it to just not eat so much?

  13. “They say the new guidance does not provide for enough calcium or iodine in people’s diet,”

    Pffft. That’s *simples*.

    Government issued supplement pills. Government formulated to contain a single person’s government calculated requirements of all vitamins, trace elements, etc.

    Will go well with your government issued ration block that contains all the calories that the government has decided that a single person needs.

    After all, who need 23 types of peanut butter when kids are starving.

  14. Obesity (presumably of some people other than the speaker) may be cut by someone’s saying something? Wizardry.

  15. Their advice doesn’t baffle me in the least; I ignore all of it, on principle.

    I advise you all to do the same.

    No danger of bafflement.

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