Do any other countries have competitions to see how much food someone can eat the fastest? I still don't understand that ... either the people that do it or the people that watch it.
It's interesting that a lot of the issues with health and diet originate from the government mandating what "good diet" should be, but it being directed by special interest groups who wanted to boost the industries they represent.
I think people are better off eating traditional foods, they are now recognized as being better for you (e.g. butter vs "I can't believe I ate this and am still alive but it's not butter")
There was a programme on about school meals and they showed what they ate in France - 3 course meals, no meals repeated in a month, children involved in the prep and local restaurants / chefs involved in the planning. Meals looked fantastic and were half the price of the union supplied fried slop served to American kids.
It's not hard to do things right, it just needs someone to smash through the special interest groups that are taking advantage of the tax spending.