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Health Food

Posted Friday, September 4, 2009, at 6:09 PM

The Good Stuff?
Around here, food seems to be a hot topic. If you pick up the paper and read an event announcement, nine out of ten times, food is also included in the description of events. Take almost any auction for example... "Lunch provided by...", or anything going on at the senior center, and food choices from snacks to a full blown meal will be available. Even town sporting events get loaded up with goodies with "tailgate" nights and such at sporting events when food for everybody that shows up is prepared with great care by a host of volunteers.

Lately we're being bombarded with TV ads and conflicting information about health care. Part of the argument as I understand it is that the government wants folks to get preventive health care as part of the plan, and I think most of us feel that if we take care of ourselves, get some exercise, and eat right, we will be healthier.

Since any insurance, health insurance included, has traditionally been priced based on risk factors, it makes sense that insuring folks that are a good risk is good business. So with that in mind, I offer the following...

The extent of government involvement in health care is yet to be determined, but they could start in Texas. I've always been told you are what you eat, and if Texans eat much from the menu below, there should be no question as to why health care is so expensive.

Here are just a few of the tasty treats on Texas State Fair menu...

  • Chicken Fried Bacon - Battered and fried bacon
  • Deep Fried PB&J - A new twist on the old family favorite
  • Deep Fried Coke - Doughnuts filled with Coke syrup and browned carefully
  • Deep Fried Twinkies - I wonder if they will stay edible as long?
  • Deep Fried Banana Split - At least they wait until it's done frying before adding the whipped cream
  • And my personal favorite... Deep Fried Butter

Tri-Valley Health is having a groundbreaking celebration in Cambridge on August 13 and guess what, food is involved there too. If the menu above is served, I guess it's a good thing to have the party at the hospital.

Don't believe my above list? There's More! Here's my proof... bon Appetit!

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