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Originally posted by undo
There was a similar problem in the military. To maintain healthy physiques, they instituted a yearly weigh in, where you were weighed and measured. You had to weigh X-amount for your height and your measurements had to coincide with that. If you didn't, you were given a chance to correct it. If you didn't correct it, you were booted out. Well, some guys were big boned, not an ounce of fat on 'em but large framed. Some were weight lifters that had thick neck muscles from exercise. They were still booted out even though they were actually very healthy. Apparently someone with some clout got the boot, and things started to change. Now they can take into consideration your frame and muscle mass. Took awhile though. 'snip'......
The US Government defines an obese person as someone with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above, although it is not yet clear whether Mississippi would use that as their template for what defines "obese".
Mississippi has long found itself topping lists of the country's fattest states, and has one of the highest death rates from cardiovascular disease, of which obesity is a risk factor. But will making it illegal to serve food to those who are obese truly combat the state's weight problem?
Hungry people will eat, and if a restaurant won't serve them, there's always the grocery store. Should we expect another similar bill soon outlining what the obese are permitted to purchase at grocery stores as well?
Finding: FDA does not have the capacity to ensure the safety of food for the nation.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
It is my honest opinion however that obesity in America is tied to economics. There are very few rich people who are fat.
Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Well then hey, let's make a law that prohibits people from buying music at record stores when the state determines that you listen to too much music.
Originally posted by jedimiller
well, i have an education and that's why I eat unhealthy and have high cholesterol. all those health classes talked about counting calories and I got so turned off about doing all that work.
this bill is absurd. mcdonalds is the biggest junk food restaurant in the us. might as well have a bill to shut them down, nationwide.