Okay, the French are officially extreme. You've all seen those warnings on cigarette packets, right? WARNING: Smoking causes lung cancer. WARNING: Smoking causes early death, etc.
Wedneday night I went to see a movie in France, and at the bottom of the ads for soda and chips they had a warning displayed the entire time! Here are some examples:
"For your health, eat at least five fruits and vegetables a day."
"For your health, undertake regular physical activity."
"For your health, avoid eating too much fat, too much sugar, too much salt."
"For your health, avoid snacking between meals."
This is a new law in France, which has now been in effect more than a month. What do you think about this? Obviously obesity is a problem, in France not even to the extent as in the US.
In France just slightly more than 9 per cent of the 63.4 million citizens are obese and fewer than a third are overweight, according to government figures. In the United States, by comparison, one-third of adults are obese, about two-thirds are overweight.Here's a good article about this in English.