Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513 #00203

Submission Number:
00203
Commenter:
Bruce Bouldin
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts, Project No. P094513

This is rediculous! The Government has no business deciding what foods should be advertised. For one reason you are infringing on the 1st amendment rights of companies to advertise. If a company is advertising their product as "healthy" when in fact it is not then they are guilty of misrepresenting their product and should be fined according to the FTC Act. But the government should not be limiting free speech of these companies. Parents are responsible for what their kids eat and drink for the most part because they are the ones buying and preparing it! We do not need the government spending more tax payer dollars acting like our nanny. The ages this proposal is aimed at are children that depend on their parents to guide them! Parents need to be educated on good dietary practices so they can pass them down to their children so they can lead healthier lives. As a parent of four teens I can tell you it is not easy eating what would be considered healthy every day. My children are not overweight and are very healthy. This is because I do not buy junk food for the home! I also stress the importance of exercise and being active. Companies do not want negative press so those that receive negative press about the products they market have made changes to offer healthier choices. We should not go down this road of asking the government to carry out the responsibility of parents. The government should not be our nanny! I am strongly against this proposal!