Despite the Nanny State label, this is probably a good thing. That being said, our descent into idiocracy is only hastened when government abdicate parents of their responsibilities. Mom & Dad are too slovenly to feed the kids anything other than Doritos and McDonalds? Clearly the problem is… Doritos and McDonalds.
“For the first time, the nation will have goals, benchmarks, and measurable outcomes that will help us tackle the childhood obesity epidemic one child, one family, and one community at a time,” Obama says in a news release.U.S. kids haven't always been obese. Only one in 20 children ages 2 to 19 was obese in the 1970s. But around 1980 child obesity began to rocket to today's stratospheric level: Nearly one in three kids is overweight or obese, and nearly one in five is frankly obese.