USDA Promotes Extra Cheese?Posted on Nov 17th 2010 11:00AM by Hilary Walke
Did you know Americans presently eat an average of 33 pounds of cheese a year? That fun fact comes from a government marketing agency called Dairy Management, created by the United States Department of Agriculture, which is responsible for increasing the use of dairy products in Americans' diets.
Bear in mind, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is the very same agency behind a federal anti-obesity drive. With all of the government-issued warnings about saturated fat, sodium, heart disease and obesity, who can we really trust these days? Find out where our readers go to get legitimate, truthful information.
I TRUST ME!! I eat what's right for me! Not what the government "claims" what's good or not!
I would like my tax dollars to be spent neither promoting nor discouraging the eating of cheese. I can figure out what's healthy.
They are probably trying to support farmers and small cheese manufacturers in the U.S. It is my job not to pig out on cheese, etc... it is the government's job to help American businesses.
This is crazy right. It's like putting one hand is out while the other is slapping it.
Well, cheese isn't too bad in small snack size portions. NO ONE should oink out on cheese. My daughter loves apples and string cheese after school, so do I for that matter.
Oh for gods sake!!!!
Moderation in ALL things! The key to living well, eating well and being happy!
I get my healthy eating information from my trainer and i dont eat out much, i cook most of the foods i eat!!
I can think of much better things they can spend my tax money on...
No I don't think this is a good idea. Cheese holds the most fat. Come on now people...
I think that lower fat cheeses are nutritious, and like prescription drugs, people can weigh the benefits against the risks, and make an informed decision.
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