Yesterday I mistakenly thought the British summer had started,it was sunny all day and then late evening and through the night it started to rain. Even as a child I remember most summers having sunny days and rain showers at night but then perhaps that is just a south east Wales things. But the rain didn't stop , it continued all through the night and it is still raining and overcast so no sports day. Obviously Beauty does not anticipate in the same was as a normally developing child and she is not disappointed BUT I am.Sad Woman!
As a child I used to love things such as Sports day and School trips and Christmas parties and to nave them cancelled or postponed was a terrible disappointment. Perhaps tomorrow.
Fat taxes 'could save thousands'
More than 3,000 fatal heart attacks and strokes could be prevented in the UK each year if VAT was slapped on a vast range of foods, say Oxford researchers.
Tax would apply to foods high in fat
A 17.5% rise on fatty, sugary or salty food would cut heart and stroke deaths by 1.7%, the study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health said.
One of the researchers declared the time was right to debate a "fat tax".
How could 'FAT TAXES' save thousands?
Supermarkets such as ASDA(WALMART) and TESCO bring punters into their stores by advertising their LOSS LEADERS.
For example, supermarkets have their VALUE RANGES where everything is cheaper to bring the punters into the store. But the price of the products is below the market value so even if you added extra taxes it wouldn't hurt the punters pockets and who is to say the addition would even be passed on to the punter!
So what should the government do to deal with the situation?
Insist that all produce is LOW FAT, LOW SUGAR and LOW SALT-make all food a HEALTHY OPTION.The only people to benefit from a fat tax would be the government and can you see those added taxes being passed onto the people in the form of health care to counter act their unhealthy lifestyle?
Did you know that IKEA sell a Mexican Chili Wrap in their restaurant which has over 2,500 calories in it?
Look what NHS Direct says
How many calories do I need a day?
The recommended daily calorie intake varies depending on how old you are. For the average adult this is about 2000 per day (women) and 2500 per day (men). These calories should be made up of foods from the main food groups.If you're trying to lose weight you could start by eating 500 less calories per day. This should help as long as your diet is well-balanced and you're getting lots of exercise.The recommended daily calorie intake is different for children, pregnant women and older people. See your GP for advice.
Over 2,500 calories in a wrap should be made illegal.
That is just criminal.