Do we want healthier sausage sizzles?
The traditional sausage sizzle fundraiser is being given a healthy makeover as part of a scheme to improve Kiwis’ health. The Government’s flagship chronic disease prevention programme Healthy Families is trying to convince charities to sell healthier foods, rather than the traditional fried sausages on white bread with tomato sauce. We asked Neighbourly users how they felt about it.
FIONA WRIGHT, ASCOT PARK
Next will be the hospice won’t be allowed to have their strawberries and ice cream fundraiser, and Pink Ribbon for breast cancer will no longer be allowed to sell pink cupcakes. Go away those who are bringing in these silly OTT ideas.
PAULETTE PAVELICH, WHITBY
Mymumand I often will just give the charity their $2 and skip the sausage altogether. Healthier for us and they get their needed funds!
NATHAN PEKA, TITAHI BAY
Next thing you know, the only place to have a coke with your sizzled sausage is at the 7s in Hamilton.
Seriously, it’s a treat for our family it’s exciting. Government needs to focus on more important things. They already made it your only allowed a set amount a year. How about looking [at] thier own diets not many of politicians have healthy BMIs.
MARLON DAJEVIC, TAWA
Carrot Sizzle, Broccoli sizzle, brussel sprout sizzle nah doesn’t quite hit the mark.
JONATHAN HARKER, PUKERUA BAY
Maybe instead of targeting sausage sizzles the government should target sugar, which is far worse for obesity and diabetes than saturated fat.
MARGARET BRYSON, TITAHI BAY
I don’t have a problem if the powers-that-be simply encourage (but not require) the provision of other food as well as sausages. It would be good if a bit of variety was offered (perhaps wraps with a choice of meat and fresh veges/ salad and/or fresh fruit or fruit salad) but I don’t believe sausages (or any other food for that matter) should be banned - it is up to us as consumers what we do or do not choose to buy, and the queues suggest we like and want sausages!
STEVE LILLEY, TAWA
What’s wrong with people making up their own mind these days. If they want to eat them they will , if they don’t they won’t and if enough people choose not to eat them then charities will be forced to look at other options if they want to make any money. Why do the government want to get in on all this basic crap that most people have enough common sense to decide for themselves. I like the sausage sizzles, no great for you but certainly not a primary school selling chocolate bars.
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The humble sausage sizzle is being called into question.