…so someone needs to remove it from me, to save me from myself.
Miss Mantell, of Forestdale, who has dropped from size 24 to 14, says more needs to be done to stop others turning to the “last resort” of bariatric surgery
She said: “I have always had a weight problem since the age of 11. Some would blame my mother because she was always working and maybe it was easier for her to feed me unhealthily. I always had a bad diet. From the age of 13 I was on slimming tablets.
“I think it is easier for some parents to give their children something from a fried chicken shop than cook a good meal.
“Fast food is a huge part of the problem. It is too available, too cheap.”
How can something be ‘too available’, or ‘too cheap’?
Even if so, it doesn’t leap into your gaping maw itself, does it? You still have to exercise personal responsibility and walk intro the shop and buy it!
Truly, a case of #firstworldproblems…
Oh, her job? School cook. Yes, indeed.
And to go with the massive sense of entitlement she has (that everyone else should suffer to resolve her problems), she appears to have a massive control freak impulse:
“As a school chef, I cook healthy and nutritious meals at school, and then you see children walking home with a box of chicken and chips.
“They come out of school and dive into a chicken box, and it’s ruining all the work we are doing with them at school. “
Here we have that personal responsibility again. Not to mention freedom to make choices, including bad ones.
What you feed the kiddiewinks while in school is up to the school board. What they choose to eat when they are out of school is not.
And that’s just the way it should be. But Miss Mantell thinks otherwise:
“I think reducing the number of takeaways is a good idea. It takes away temptation which is the key, because it is easier to eat a bar of chocolate than an apple. I think it would stop quite a large number of people getting fat.”
No, it’d stop them getting fat off takeaways.
There’s still Greggs and Iceland. Unless you’ve got a plan for that too?
The council certainly have. They love people like you…
Jason Perry, Croydon Council’s member in charge of planning, has pledged to adjust council rules to make it possible to reject applications for fast food shops on grounds of protection of public health.
Mr Perry confirmed the existing laws leave them open to would-be takeaway owners taking them to court to appeal if rejected.
But the planning guru this week said a transition from the current Unitary Development Plan (UDP) set of rules, to the Local Development Framework (LDP), will allow for the local authority to reject takeaway applications without fear of reprisals.
Think it’ll stop there, with fast food shops? Oh, no. It won’t.
They are so confident of approval, urged on by the likes of Mantell, that they aren’t even hiding it anymore:
“It will form part of the armoury to tackle the problem of obesity and I think we could also look at how licensing laws could be used as well.”
Of course you do. It’s what people like you do…