Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Let Them Eat Haggis! Well, Except If They're Kids

From my friend Lisa, source unknown:

Nutrition police target haggis as health threat Health officials in Scotland have added the nation’s national dish, haggis, to a growing list of foods that children should avoid. The Scottish delicacy - made of offal, onions, oatmeal and seasonings stuffed in a sheep’s stomach – is loaded with fat and salt, and should be served to kids just once a week, according to a document issued to nurseries, playgroups and caregivers .It is tradition to serve haggis on Jan. 25, along with a swig of whisky, to celebrate the life of Scottish poet Robert (“Robbie”) Burns. The urging to eat haggis in moderation comes as Scotland grapples with an alarming rise in obesity among its young. Official statistics show that the number of obese children in Scotland is double the British average.

2 comments:

MJ said...

The front page of the National Post today had this headline for an Agence France-Presse article, "Sheep bellies not good for wee bellies."

Pamer said...

"Aw mum...only once a week?"