Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More mystery sagaciously unraveled

I never like Bobcat Goldwait or whatever his name was, but I'm beginning to feel his pain.

School cafeterias to try psychology in lunch line
AP

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione

Federal officials are turning to psychology in a new approach to get kids to choose healthier foods in the school lunch line.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is giving $2 million to food behavior scientists to use marketing tricks to encourage kids to pick fruits and veggies over cookies and french fries.

Some of the ideas include hiding chocolate milk behind plain milk, putting the salad bar near checkout, placing fruit in pretty baskets and accepting only cash as payment for desserts.


Here's a clue for you "food behavior scientists:"

QUIT SELLING THE FUCKING COOKIES AND FRENCH FRIES!
YOU WANT DRUG ADDICTS TO STOP USING HEROINE? YOU DON'T HIDE THE FUCKING HEROINE BEHIND SOMETHING ELSE HOPING THE ADDICT WONT FIND THE HEROINE! YOU TAKE AWAY THE FUCKING HEROIN! WERE YOU BORN STUPID OR DID YOU RECEIVE A BRAIN INJURY?

Do we really need to spend $2 million to figure out how to get kids to pick the fruits and veggies?

MAKE THE FUCKING FRUITS AND VEGGIES APPEALING! PAY SOME MOTHER FUCKER $2MILLION TO COME UP WITH WAYS OF MAKING FRUITS AND VEGGIES REALLY APPEALING TO KIDS!
IS EVERYBODY IN THIS FUCKING COUNTRY AN IGNORANT SIMPLETON?

Back to you Bob.

3 comments:

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Herbert Weaver said...

I might be a bad parent but fuck it... our 6-year-old son wanted hotdogs for dinner, we were trying to sell him on broccoli salad. "Why can't I have hotdogs?" "Because you had them yesterday." "So?" "If you have too many, you'll get fat and die." "Really???" "Yup. Have some broccoli salad." "OK."

I know you're not meant to bum kids out and scare them about grown-up shit like mortality. But how the hell else do you make them understand why bad food is bad? Life ain't all rainbows and unicorns kids!

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Sounds like good parenting skill Herb.
I have to admit, my kids are certainly not fat, but their eating habits leave something to be desired.