If the Tasmanian Government are relying on Eat Healthy Tasmania to sort out our health and weight issues then we are in deep strife.
Here are some of their recommendations for putting in the school lunch box!
Flavoured milk (High in sugar)
Dairy desserts like yoghurts and Fruche (High in sugar)
Noodle or rice snacks (High in simple carbohydrates)
Breakfast bars -aim for ones that are low in fat and sugar (less than 10g/100g) (This is still high in sugar)
Dried fruit (High in sugar)
Nuts (Haven’t they heard of most schools banning these)
Muffins, scones and pikelets (High in simple carbohydrates)
Tinned and puree fruit (High in sugar)
From Leonie Hiscutt’s speech this week ‘Eat Well Tasmania has the infrastructure in place to work with private and public workplaces to improve the number of healthy options available to staff and visitors…why do we not let Eat Well Tasmania do its job?’
Two problems with that. A budget of less than $120000 to run staff and then actually do something is a joke.
Secondly, I am afraid that if Eat Well Tasmania does its job properly that another generation of Tasmanians will succumb, shortly after this generation.
The motion to sort this out is now on the Health Minister, Michelle O’Byrnes desk in the Action Box.
Let’s start the stopwatch now because time is running out.