nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another Wasted Effort: Suing McDonald's Over Happy Meal Toys

The Center for Science in the Public Interest needs to get a life.  Suing McDonald's over Happy Meal toys is a worthless pursuit.

LA Times Booster Shots (June 22) quotes a CSPI statement that
"Using toys to lure small children into McDonald’s is unfair and deceptive marketing and is illegal under various state consumer protection laws. CSPI today served McDonald’s a notice of its intent to sue."
You can see my post here on why this is a waste:
"if we think our kids are eating poorly, and we want to encourage healthy eating such that there is less childhood obesity, the target is the parents. More importantly, if we want to have a significant impact on overeating, we need to get at the underlying reason we overeat, or overfeed our children, not just impede the ACT of overeating. "
Nanny state experts on the move, making the nation safe from french fries.

Doc D

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