Should the government being doing more to try reduce obesity among the American population?
You don't have a regular solid bm?
Should grammar be a bigger part of english?
Should the govt create a program to promote a solid BM? One day we will stop relying on the govt for everything.
I just want the FDA to do a better job of HONEST & easy to understand labeling.
I don't want to have to pay my money to the government just because a bunch of fatties can't exercise and eat right
@oakie, you are opposed to everything. Do you have any ideas that don't involve the words I'm opposed to...
I don't take issue with Michelle O "leading by example," but lets not kid ourselves...she's an advocate of the government managing and controlling this stuff. we've had calorie and saturated fat counts on food labels for years...people know what's healthy and what's not, and they choose to over-eat.
And who chooses to be fat? Just to stick it to the government? You're showing me.
@armynco - are you talking about a cartoon?
Agreed. But it's not the government's job to keep me from being fat, and it's not their job to fix it if I am.
Yes, because some of the ingredients the government allows into our food is horrible for us, but they allow it because its cheaper to throw those crappy ingredients in there.
So we know sugar impacts the brain, making us eat more. Some foods are drugs and regulation is ok.
Doing something about obesity doesn't automatically mean outlawing junk food. You can combat obesity without dictating how people live there lives, such as subsidies for healthy foods. Though what do I know? I'm just a brain damaged democrat.
I don't think the govt. should interfere so much as to say you have to eat this and weigh this much. But they should be making it harder to sell scientifically proven unhealthy things, and easier to produce local produce and whole foods.
Then half our country would be "wealthy".
They're doing a lot, we just still eat junk food. Health food may be more expensive but it is more filling so you buy less of it. If only more people knew that...
Right. Socialized medicine. We shouldn't have socialized medicine because it makes private things everyone's business (socialized). I'm opposed to obamacare too and this is one of the reasons why.
In all seriousness, I assumed you were joking. We all know obesity is not all about eating. There are genetic and medical reasons for it as well.
No Happy Meals in Calif, No Big Gulps in NY, there are school Lunch Police checking lunch boxes.
You are dreaming if you think the government doesn't want to control what goes in your mouth and what comes out of it
I could loose a few pounds myself, but I'm not obese. Even so it would be healthy for me if I lost some, but I don't care and so I'm not going to do squat. Someday I might care and then I'll do something about it, but until then it's nobody's business, especially the government's.
I put yes but only in the background doing things like working with people in agriculture to make fresh and healthy foods more affordable. Not by telling me what to eat.
At one point in time (not all too long ago) being fat was a statement of wealth and was very desirable. I wish we could go back to that.
Other than making healthy food more affordable, I don't think it's the government's job.
This Dem mentality of "you can't tell me not to have an abortion, but you can outlaw McDonalds because we're fat" is void of any common sense
"Yes we need to make it so"
Reduce our deficit by adding additional government aide?
Sounds more like offsetting.
Salads don't provide you with energy anyway. They are merely good resources for vitamins.
GF- anything the government should or should not be doing is political. I'm pointing out the obvious on this one (and no I am not a Rep). If people want to eat themselves to death, so be it! Who are you to tell them what they can any do to their own bodies?
If they choose to do nothing about their weight then they like being fat. They may say otherwise, but their actions are a better measure of their belief than is their mouth, no pun intended.
Ok well if I said that thy shouldn't be doing anything I think it's a safe bet I don't want them doing more
Being fat is better than being too skinny.
This is not, and has never been, the government's job.
It's not about the govt telling us what to eat. It's the govt making our food choices more transparent and doing what it can to make healthy foods more affordable (preferable to making bad foods more expensive). The First Lady setting an example of healthy diet and exercise isn't a bad thing either.
SmartTex, I'm just going off the results of this poll. Speaks for itself
At what point are people responsible for themselves?
Hey SmartTex...ever see WALL-E?
They can't balance a budget, why would they be able to balance my scale??
This question makes me think of 1984 and everyone having to do universal Web cam work outs with Big Brother.
If they contribute to increased healthcare costs, I disagree.
If we didn't have the FDA that is already manipulating our food sources & labeling, then I would agree, but we do & they are.
So that's what is causing the brain damage !
What exactly about my statement naive?
I can't imagine if feels better physically or mentally than being heathy.
Why are you turning this into a battle of political beliefs? This is about preserving the health of our nation and ensuring a healthy active life for future generations. If you think 'leaving it up to the people' is working so well, look at the rate of obesity- it's skyrocketing.
Salads normally are very unhealthy with all that dressing lol. Seriously it's hard. Foods are made these days with addicting additives. & produce is so much more expensive than junk foods. It's a mess.
Maybe people just like being fat
Is that a fact or just nonsense you're spouting. The government makes America a great place to live.
The weed they've been smoking got to their brain.
Ending crop subsidies and ethanol mandates would solve the problem almost entirely. The problem is too much wheat and corn, not only in the food we eat, but also in the feed given to livestock.
Why is that? We can reduce our deficit by reducing obesity related health care costs.