Monday, April 30, 2007

Ignorant, stupid, lazy or corrupt?

So you think you know about nutrition?

How about nutrition policy?

Long time readers of my blog will know that as far as nutrition policy goes the Canadian government's not exactly a stellar performer (though to be fair, I'm sure there are many folks in Health Canada and other spheres of government that care deeply about nutrition).

How about in the U.S.?

The Center for Science in the Public Interest put out a quiz to see how good you are at guessing the USDA's policy on food in American High Schools.

It only takes about 30 seconds or so to whip through it.

Even cynical old me was surprised.

I guess our government's not the only one who doesn't get it.


So what's your vote? Are these government organizations ignorant, stupid,lazy or corrupt when it comes to nutrition policy?

It's sad that the nicest adjective I could come up with is ignorant.

[Can't hat tip anyone - too many people and too many places]