Friday, January 9, 2009

Bay State set to launch anti-obesity campaign

With the state economy in a shambles, Massachusetts unveiled an ambitious new program to combat…obesity. The program, called Mass In Motion, would require, among other things, that restaurants post nutrition information for their meals.

It would also force schools to come up with a method to identify which of their students are fat

so that, in the words of Public Health Commissioner, John Auerbach “we can help a parent understand concerns with obesity ... and help them to do something about it."

While Boston News Net agrees that the obese are unsightly, given the current economy, we would suggest the better plan would be to just wait.

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