I have a dream…


I thought I’d use the upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an opportunity to jot down 20 nutrition/health-related dreams that I feel would improve the lives of millions.

  1. New diets will not be judged on the flashiness of their claims but the validity of their recommendations
  2. People with zero nutrition expertise will stop providing nutrition advice
  3. Governments will force big food to stop advertising to children through regulation rather than relying on them to do so voluntarily
  4. Eating out at restaurants will be viewed as a treat, not the norm
  5. “Health-washing” of junk food will be eliminated
  6. Kid’s menus at restaurants will consist of something other than pizza, chicken nuggets, french fries or burgers
  7. Governments will first and foremost always put the public interest at heart when developing health policies
  8. Everyone will have the ability to cook healthy meals from scratch
  9. Trans fats will be eliminated from the food system
  10. School cafeterias will provide the same types of foods that are taught about in health class
  11. Politicians will use real evidence when developing healthy public policy instead of uninformed opinions
  12. All health professionals will be given nutrition training as part of their schooling
  13. Healthy food options at children’s events will outnumber unhealthy ones
  14. The value of an individual will not be determined by their weight
  15. Charitable organizations, particularly those geared towards improving health, will refuse to accept funding from big food corporations looking to improve their image by association
  16. Alternative practitioners will be held accountable for their outlandish claims
  17. People will recognize that losing weight is more than just a matter of “wanting it bad enough”
  18. Food rewards, especially those for mundane accomplishments, will cease to exist
  19. Bariatric surgery will be available to all those that need it
  20. All people, at all times, will have access to the food they need for an active and healthy life

Now I’m not sure how many of these have a realistic shot of happening anytime soon, but a man can dream, can’t he?….:-)

Do you have any health/nutrition-related dreams that you feel would make the world a better place?



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