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Maybe a light could be shone on this subject concerning the canadian heart and stroke foundation's new campaign to make trans fats illegal. Now to some this may sound great, but to someone with half a mind I cant pass this off as more than thought control. Now it is clear that it's comming to epidemic proportions that north america's children are getting larger and larger, but to pass the buck onto trans fats as the culprit is a slap to the face of every hardworking decent person on the continent. If a parent cannot manage to feed their child a ballanced, healthy meal that's their own stupid decision, which to me, borders on neglect. They can argue until they're blue in the face that there's no time to cook meals, but in a house where both parents worked full time (and them some) I NEVER went without a good home cooked meal, and am proud to say I float in and around my ideal body weight. I dont see how the canadian heart and stroke foundation can spend all their well deserved money on advertising and fighting for a cause which is going to do nothing more than rob me of the choice to spoil myself once in a while with a greasy burger, and perpetuate parents not caring enough to feed their children properly. I do know, however, that the problem runs deeper than fast food and potatoe chips, but that old rule works here as always, EVERYTHING IN MODERATION, to me a some junk food every now and again is no worse than a beer after a long days work and in no way should that affect my right to choose what I put in my body. And to say people have trouble making that choice, look at the massive vegan population in our city alone. Obviously some people are putting some thought into what they will and will not eat. Take the junk out of schools, sure, but, and this is for the parents, practice moderation and intellegent thought, and for chirst's sake, turn off the TV and computer and get you and your kids out for some excercise.

By Kenneth Cunningham

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