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How to have a party – the FSA way

The Food Standards Agency is probably feeling a bit left out of all the publicity surrounding the election, thinks it needs to raise it’s profile so that it campaign to show that it needs to keep it’s budget, and as usual believes that it knows best and has a job in teaching the public how to suck eggs.

They have published advice on how to have a healthy Football World Cup 2010 party. It includes advice that providing a vegtable curry is a very healthy option, or you can provide fruit instead of crisps. Though if do want to provide crips who should really use the low salt/low fat versions. They even give advice on which type of takeway to get in saying such things as buying a smaller portion of fish & chips or to ask for extra veg on your pizza to top up your five a day*. In regards the obvious drinking, they say “But if you do drink, have no more than 1 or 2 units of alcohol once or twice a week and don’t get drunk.” Errrr. Whats the point in drinking except to get drunk. To ensure you don’t drink too much they also say “try a sparkling water with a slice of lemon or lime?”. Yeeeessss. I can see macho men cheering on the football will be having that kind of drink.

Plonkers.

More “advice” at http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/healthydiet/foodforsport/worldcup2010/

World Cup party advice

FSA advice

* Five a day is another one fo my bug bears, but thats for another day.

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Written by sbml

June 8, 2010 at 14:32