“The obesity problem is likely to get much worse without a major public health intervention”

Posted by on May 08, 2012 at 8:43 am

So how’s that “Let’s Move” nonsense working out, tubby?

Patrick O’Neil, president of the Obesity Society, a group of weight-control researchers and professionals, says that these new projections “indicate that even more people will be losing loved ones and others will be suffering sickness and living lives that fall short of their promise because of obesity.”

There’s no one-size-fits all solution to a complex problem that has been decades in the making, says Sam Kass, assistant chef and senior policy advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives at the White House. “This national conversation — this national movement — must continue. This is literally life and death we are talking about.”

A national movement that isn’t working must continue. Of course. What we need now is a major public health intervention. So, who’s paying for that?

2 Responses to ““The obesity problem is likely to get much worse without a major public health intervention””

  1. Dale on 8/08/12 at 9:56 am

    It took a major public health intervention in the form of the USDA food pyramid to cause an obesity epidemic. It seems to me that a fat, sick America is just what they wanted.

  2. Blue Hen on 8/08/12 at 10:01 am

    Yeah….We have a crisis, with a spokeswoman that keeps saying, “do as I say, not as I do”. Add to that the same loudmouths saying that personal choices should be just that. Oy. What is their position on marijuana brownies?