Image via WikipediaWhen it comes to Tim Hortons' donuts and timbits, there are only two types of Canadians: chewers, and eschewers. Most ordinary Canadians fall into the former category. Nova Scotia's Capital Health elites fall into the latter.
Nova Scotia’s largest health authority says it is the first in Canada to ask Tim Hortons outlets at its hospitals to sell only fare that meets its nutritional guidelines.
“We’re trying to walk the talk,” Amanda Whitewood, a Capital Health vice-president, said of the Nova Scotia initiative.No, you're trying to make us walk your talk.
One hopes that Amanda and the decision-makers at Capital Health never eat Tim Hortons' donuts or timbits. Otherwise, they have no basis for denying the public access to a product they themselves indulge in. Hospitals are stressful places. A bit of familiar, comfort food is not a bad thing; it's probably therapeutic.
Nova Scotians should start an Amanda Whitewood Watch. $25 to the first person who snaps a photo of Amanda scarfing down a Tim's donut.
Meanwhile, in related news:
Capital Health staff stressed but motivated (cbc.ca)
Solution: throw the occasional Timbit their way and the stress will evaporate.