Deliver us from Evil (or Junk Food temptation)

Disney banishes junk food ads from kids shows!

Finally, someone with clout is pressurising food manufacturers to offer healthier ranges that are lower in saturated fat, salt and sugar. Disney has vowed to banish junk food ads from their entertainment channels and website that don’t meet their nutritional standards – a move that should shame our governments in not taking such drastic action themselves. There is little said about Disney’s nutritional standards but the measures may include:

  • Meals that are not above a certain number of calories – hopefully that means the end of choices such as Supersize, Whopper and Kingsize which encourage us to eat (and spend) more than we need
  • Advertising of food ranges that include more fruit and vegetables- the foundation of every healthy eating and diet plan I can think of

Personally, I would love to see the nutritional standards include the availability of wholegrain and wholemeal alternatives to white carbohydrates. I might even be tempted to eat the odd burger if I had a choice of a wholemeal bap, lean 100% meat, freshly sliced tomatoes, lightly fried onions, chilled iceberg lettuce, a healthy dollop of ketchup, drop of chilli sauce and definitely no mayonnaise!

Perhaps we need new Superheroes like the spinach eating Popeye as role models to help encourage our children to see eating fruit and vegetables as “cool”! Disney, are you listening?

We are surrounded by temptation to eat more of what is bad for us and I applaud Disney’s brave move in the fight against obesity. I hope that Disney’s prediction that junk food manufacturers would rather clean up their act than risk losing advertising slots with the company rings true.

Will Disney stay true to their word and deliver us from Junk Food Temptation? Only time and our childrens’ waistlines will tell.

About Sneha

I am a pharmacist and homeopath and have advised people for many years on issues to do with health, weight and well being. My role has involved navigating my way through the burdensome and sometimes conflicting volume of information and advice from health experts about with what constitutes a healthy diet, what foods to avoid if you want to lose weight and the importance of exercise in weight control and maintaining health. Despite all this information being available, obesity in the UK continues to rise. Knowledge is one thing, but putting it into practice is another! Having lost 3 stones since the birth of my second child, people have been asking me how I did it. That's what has inspired me to write this blog and share my experiences in the hope that it inspires others to find their own path to achieving their health and beauty goals!
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One Response to Deliver us from Evil (or Junk Food temptation)

  1. sybaritica says:

    Perhaps I’m overly cynical, but I’ll not hold my breath waiting to see if this means a major change in anything.

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