Abstinence-only education is a bad idea even when it comes to school lunches, says The Onion:
Despite the popularity of abstinence-only meal programs in schools across the country, the study found that children who were provided with no food at lunch and cautioned against eating at an early age were no less likely to become overweight than those who were provided with a well-rounded nutritional education.
“There’s no evidence to suggest that instructing teens not to chew, swallow, or even think about food is actually going to stop them from eating,” Sebelius told reporters. “Let’s face it: Kids are already eating. And not only during lunchtime. They’re eating after school, at the mall, in their parents’ basements. Pretending like it’s not happening isn’t going to make it go away.”
“After all, they’re teenagers,” Sebelius continued. “Eating is practically the only thing on their minds.”
I started eating at a really young age. It’s rare that I go a day without eating.
Sometimes, I eat too much. I even go back for seconds.
There are some foods I won’t eat, of course… because I don’t swing that way.
If you do eat, please remember to use condiments.
Practice safe snacks.
Ok. I’m done now. You can take it from here.