Thursday, July 2, 2009

Montrealers Still Eating Poorly

According to the 'Direction de santé publique' (l'Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal) less than 30% of those over fifteen years old are getting enough fruit and vegetables in their diet.
The report about eating habits of Montrealers doesn't paint a rosy picture.

Mindful of the article, I snapped this photo in the food fair of Place Angrignon in LaSalle. The menu of the KFC outlet is the epitome of unhealthy eating.

The only thing on the menu that was remotely healthy (comparatively) was a Caesar Salad which was ironically 'non-disponible.' Argh.....

Click on the image to review the wonderful eating choices offered!

There's little doubt that good eating starts early in life and habits are formed before kids get to kindergarten.

When high schools get rid of fast food, kids go out of school to get their fix of greasy fries and burgers. Such is the experience of the La Commission scolaire des Patriotes when it switched over to a healthier menu.

Some officials are now talking about putting a 'malbouffe zone libre' (fast-food free zone) around schools. Yikes!

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