I'm not sure who else I'd blame most of the obesity problem on. No one is forced to eat things like fast food, puffy pastry treats, fried foods, various wheat-centric goodies, and drink soda pop. I haven't seen the movie Supersize Me. Is there something significant in there that I'm missing? I absolutely won't argue that fast food is cheap and plentiful, but that doesn't mean that one can't be resourceful in their approach to eating. Strive to maintain a balanced diet (eat something other than the junk at least half the time) or practice avoidance.

I won't even go into how it's wrong on so many levels that children have access to fast food in public schools let alone because it is what the kids want. They are children. Adults are supposed to ensure their welfare. This includes overseeing what they put in their mouths/bodies regardless of what they want. Shame on the parents. Shame on the administrators. Shame on the school boards.

Even if you don't have a lot of money, there are many better choices for equal or lesser cost than scarfing down fast food with great frequency. People gravitate (opinion here) toward fast food cause it is convenient and is tasty (cause it is laden with chemicals!). Also, regarding the garden and slow food, anything the politicians do is, in my opinion, nothing more than symbolic. A photo-op.

...tell people what they should be doing

Apparently they can. Once this bill passes they are telling me that I MUST buy health insurance.

Kind Regards,

Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson