More on governments, nutrition, and obesity

Rarely does vindication come so quickly, but last week I noted the school district in Chicago that had banned kids from bringing their lunches to school. I stated that the issue was one of control, not nutrition. Well, it was with great interest that I saw this article in the paper today which noted a “statistically-significant” connection between kids who are on the federal school lunch program and obesity.

Of course, what would we expect from a federal government that directs billions of tax dollars in subsidies towards unhealthy foods? So, when can we expect noted nutrition advocate¬†Michelle Obama to direct her husband to adopt a firm stance against fattening farm subsidies? Thing is that she’d actually be helping her husband in the budget fight at the same time!

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