And Then They Came for the Fatties

Posted on July 13, 2011 by

As the Western world gets fatter and fatter, the solutions to slimming it down get ever more draconian. In Britain yesterday, the government issued guidelines saying “children under the age of 5, including babies who can’t walk yet, should exercise every day.” Today, in the States, a pair of Harvard scholars writing in the Journal of the American Medical Associationadvocate stripping away the custody rights of parents of super obese children. They’re for real!

Call me crazy but I don’t think creating severe emotional trauma by forcefully removing children from their homes is the best strategy for weight loss.

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