Busy Parents: The Real Cause of Childhood Obesity


I recently ended up in a long conversation with another mother at our children’s elementary school who told me about the ongoing conflict among the school’s board members about nutrition in the school. Apparently, the head of the committee wants all things sugar banned from the school — even lollipops for Valentine’s Day.
My friend — [...]

Katrina Vanden Heuvel Needs to Try Being Barefoot in a Kitchen


I read something in The Washington Post the other week that amused me, but  was side-tracked with other news. However, I believe this idiocy still needs pointing out. The very people who want to tell us what to do, apparently can’t even fend for themselves! Katrina Vanden Heuvel, the Editor of [...]

Will Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Campaign Work?


I admit it sounds good. Who doesn’t want to put an end to childhood obesity? We all have a stake in this fight. Obesity rates tripled in the past 30 years, and as a result American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents. So what is the answer?
Michelle Obama’s answer includes a [...]

Michelle’s Anti-Obesity Campaign


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Who really benefits from the ostensible push for improved nutrition in the schools?