NutriNazis Plan to Impose Steps Toward a Plant-Based Diet

When you get used to reading stories like this, the word “totalitarianism” is hardly hyperbole:

The federal committee charged with creating nutrition guidelines for Americans is calling for fat interventions at workplaces.

During a presentation at the sixth meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) on Friday, the committee said government needs to take “bold action” to fight obesity.

The solutions included “comprehensive” obesity interventions in “health care, the community, public health facilities, and work sites.”

“The public [i.e., the public’s rulers] should monitor body weight and engage with providers in evidence-based approaches aimed at achieving and maintaining healthy body weight,” the panel said in a presentation on “Food and Nutrient Intakes, and Health.”

The committee, which is responsible for creating new nutrition standards that are used to create policy at the federal level, has previously called for moving Americans to “plant-based” diets…

If it’s this bad now, imagine what it will be like when the federal government finishes absorbing the healthcare industry. Any extreme of intrusion will be justified by the expense to the government of people indulging in behavior deemed to be unhealthy.

Dr. Anna Maria Siega-Riz, a nutritional epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, … called for more monitoring of children’s weight, and for mandatory doctors visits.

Children found not to be of the proper body weight will be confiscated by the government. I’m not kidding; they already do this in Britain.

Meat and children aren’t the only things the pointy-headed masterminds might be taking away for our own good. They also don’t like alcohol or sugar:

Siega-Riz’s presentation recommended “lower consumption of red meats, moderate intake of alcohol, [and] low intake of sugar-sweetened foods and drinks.”

A limit on how many beers you may consume in a given period would delight the “experts,” who receive government grants financed at our expense in exchange for coming up with ever more tyrannical recommendations.

The agenda goes well beyond what the latest fads have determined might be good for our health.

The committee has been criticized for putting environmentalism over food science. Angela Tagtow, who was appointed to oversee DGAC this summer, has called for “social justice” in food policy and says she takes an “ecological” approach to nutrition.

Never should the federal government have been allowed the authority to impose this kind of lunacy. Sooner or later, the de facto repeal of the Tenth Amendment is going to force us to fall back on the Second.

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On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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