Do we want health­ier sausage siz­zles?

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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.

HAYDENWALLACE, TAWA

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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DAVID WALKER/FAIRFAX NZ

The hum­ble sausage siz­zle is be­ing called into ques­tion.

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