Should we criticize the invocation of the First Amendment to safeguard the impunity with which corporations marketed harmful junk food to children?
To counteract the deceptive and sometimes ludicrous claims that warp kids’ minds and worsen the obesity epidemic, public scrutiny is necessary.
The subject of body fat has been slowly revealing its secrets, and causing some astonishment along the way.
Those who want to lose weight would have to shed old eating habits. Eating is a behavior, and behavioral addictions are amenable to behavioral therapy.
Jerome Groopman’s article in The New Yorker touches upon our perception of body fat, popular diets, size acceptance, and the latest in obesity research.
Childhood Obesity News has been looking at matters connected with the United Kingdom’s sugar tax. Among other things, what people require are coping skills.
Rather than merely dispensing nutrition advice, we need to teach how to cope with life challenges and encourage change in overweight people’s behavior.
Some proponents are leveraging their support for the proposed sugar tax against assurances the the government will do more to curb obesity.
The sugar tax opponents in the U.K. will diplomatically concede that a sugar tax might work — if sugar were the sole cause of obesity — which, alas, it is not.