Maybe it’s because they have Lance Armstrong on their panel that people take them seriously.
Anyhow, the report says the government:
- "(should) require the elimination of unhealthy foods from school breakfast and lunch programs"
- "must cease being a purveyor of unhealthy foods that lead to disease and increased health care costs."
They follow that up by putting forth crazy ideas like this (p. 106 of the report, available here – download the Annual Report for 2006-7. A little light government report reading for the weekend. Perfect for the beach.):
- The leadership of this nation must summon the political will to coordinate U.S. agricultural subsidy and public health policy related to diet and nutrition to improve the food supply and help ensure that all people have access to affordable, healthy food.