'So oral sex is OK but no sausage rolls?' NSW MP explodes

A NSW MP has lashed his own government's schools healthy eating campaign, saying kids are being taught they can give oral sex three times a week, but must not eat sausage rolls.

Liberal upper house politician Peter Phelps unleashed the attack during a debate on childhood obesity, which the Berejiklian state government is attempting to address by imposing tough new rules on schools dictating what children can and can't eat.

"Welcome to the New South Wales education system where, in health and personal development classes and sex education, students can be told, "It's okay to fellate your boyfriend three times a week, but because of health requirements you can only have a sausage roll once every semester", Mr Phelps told parliament.

The MP claimed the obesity "crisis" is being fabricated and whole cohorts of children are being punished by not being allowed certain foods - even if they are not overweight.
 

NSW Liberal upper house MP Peter Phelps.
NSW Liberal upper house MP Peter Phelps. Facebook

Premier Gladys Berejiklian, who admits stuffing her face with cream buns and sausage rolls in her younger years, is forcing public school canteens to serve healthier foods.

The government's new health eating system dictates that fruit, veggies and freshly-made food will have to make up at least 75 per cent of school canteen menus.

The freshly-made options can include sandwiches, salads, pastas and stir fries.

The remaining menu items will have to have a "health star" rating of at 3.5 stars.

It replaces the "traffic light" system in schools. The move is designed to allay fears about childhood obesity.

"Obesity has significant health impacts for children with around one in five NSW children between the ages of 5 and 16 being overweight or obese," Ms Berejiklian said at the time the scheme was announced.
 

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

But Mr Phelps is not a fan. "This is the sort of stupid proposal that one can bet was dreamt up in some focus group that asked, "What sorts of policies can we incorporate to appeal to North Shore mummies? I know - let's go after fat kids"," he added.

"The real problem is that, in fact, there is no obesity epidemic. The obesity epidemic is a myth, especially an obesity epidemic amongst children."

Opposition health spokesman Walt Secord called for Ms Berejiklian to reprimand Mr Phelps over his comments.

"I actually heard what Dr Phelps said. I think it's time that the Premier acted on Dr Phelps," he said.

"He does this on a weekly basis. He just makes outlandish, outrageous comments and he is beginning to treat the Parliament like a 1950s locker room."

News Corp Australia


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