"The nanny state is a cliche and an obstacle to clear thought. It's time to drop it from the political lexicon."
Even as the mouthpiece for the government makes those claims, they suggest that people's habits are formed at a young age. The solution? Get the State even more involved in raising children and making laws. It's the only possible solution, and it isn't going to help matters if we bandy about terminology that insinuates their necessary help is not appreciated.
Banning pies and adding folate to bread is just the tip of the iceberg. We need to get used to more government intervention and accept it for what it is - and it is not the actions of a nanny state. Nanny says so.