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‘Super Size Me!:’ Not in Breckenridge

Alex MillerFrisco

I am not in favor of adding a McDonald’s to Breckenridge for the same reason most of us, along with the town council, don’t want one here – the loss of our unique ambiance. This past weekend I saw “Supersize Me!” at the Speakeasy Theatre in Breckenridge. I hope anyone interested in pursuing the cause for freedom of enterprise goes to see it immediately. In fact, I suggest to the town council that a special public viewing of the film be offered free of charge to anyone who would like to have the golden arches define the entry to our town.The film is a very well-done documentary, but is frightening from an entirely different standpoint than the one being used to deter the opening of this fast-food franchise. As the film shows, McDonald’s works against a place where most people live active lifestyles and eat healthy, where they have come to get away from the “mall-ing” of America.The type of sugary, fat-laden fare offered by this chain and other such eateries has no raison d’être here. Perhaps the town fathers should change their approach to keeping Mickey D’s from the entryway to our kingdom of the good life, and focus on how bad fast food is for our populace. Civic pride aside, our health is at stake. Even if one uses the argument that you don’t have to eat there if you don’t want to, I hesitate to think that school kids are willing to stay away. Start ’em young is the same philosophy the tobacco and spirits companies have followed for years. The state of Colorado has the lowest incidence of obesity in the nation. Let’s keep it that way.Stew MosbergBlue RiverEDITOR’S NOTE: “Supersize Me!” continues to play at the Speakeasy Theatre in the Breckenridge CMC building through July 1.

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