Our Food is Killing Us: Reversing the Obesity Epidemic

My Bariatric Life Health Guide February 01, 2013
  •   The Situation: Obesity is the most pressing public health issue facing America today. It has reached epidemic proportions and is even harder to treat than the diseases/health conditions it causes. The low treatment success rate associated with obesity is likely because people need to commit t...

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  • Anonymous
    Hope Springs Et...
    Feb. 19, 2013
    I like some of the work being done by the First Lady and Jamie Oliver. Child obesity is a huge problem that is only growing worse. More needs to be done. Why isn't it? Why do parents not care? We are a fat and stupid society that will have our downfall just as all once great societies meet their downfall... Unless something is done now!
    • My Bariatric Life
      Health Guide
      Feb. 20, 2013

      I, too, like the First Lady's efforts and Jamie Oliver's work. As for the reasons for the lack of interest in child obesity by many parents, I just don't have an answer. I truly wish that I did.

  • Hoopers Judge
    Feb. 04, 2013
    Similar to how cigarette advertising and the appearance of people smoking cigaretts on TV was banned, so too should there be a ban on junk food advertising to children, on children tv networks, on family networks, and only available on prime time on other channels. All mascots like Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger should be banned, period, unless they are...
    RHMLucky777
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    Similar to how cigarette advertising and the appearance of people smoking cigaretts on TV was banned, so too should there be a ban on junk food advertising to children, on children tv networks, on family networks, and only available on prime time on other channels. All mascots like Ronald McDonald and Tony the Tiger should be banned, period, unless they are used to promote whole food like fruit and vegetables. Imagine what would happen over time to our eating habits if Tony theTiger said They're Grrrrrrreat! About broccoli and tomatoes!
    • My Bariatric Life
      Health Guide
      Feb. 10, 2013

      I like your thinking, Hoopers Judge! Most commercials for unhealthy foods are aimed at children -- something must be done. I am all for your idea of a complete ban of cartoon mascots for fast food, junk food and sugar-laden processed foods like Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal. I remember back in the 1990s that the complaints of anti-smoking activists got...

      RHMLucky777

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      I like your thinking, Hoopers Judge! Most commercials for unhealthy foods are aimed at children -- something must be done. I am all for your idea of a complete ban of cartoon mascots for fast food, junk food and sugar-laden processed foods like Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal. I remember back in the 1990s that the complaints of anti-smoking activists got Joe Camel banned because they claimed that Joe was leading children to nicotine addiction in droves. Its time Tony the Tiger gets railroaded out of town.