a little background - this story is from australia where the fast food issue is currently being debated. for those not familiar with our political scene "labour" and the "democrats" are our liberal parties and are in opposition to the currently ruling "liberal" party which is equivalent to your conservatives - confused? i always am.:d
a political food fight has erupted over labor's proposed ban on all food and drink ads during children's viewing times in a move to help combat childhood obesity levels.
the government has labelled that idea as "stupid" and prime minister john howard says fast food is okay in moderation.
the democrats have also come out saying the advertising code for children states that advertisers must not promote an inactive lifestyle or unhealthy eating habits, and the code is working.
what do think should be done to counter the increasing levels of childhood obesity?
is there anything wrong with fast food?
how would you promote healthy eating with your own children?
if you would actually like to take part in the debate here is the link