In responding to the MDJ letter “Connect diet dots with Obamacare,” in which the writer says “the government ... opens the door for them to control what our children eat.”
According to different statistics, 17 percent to 32 percent of our children are overweight or obese. Even the lower percentage is alarming and these conditions are affecting children of younger ages. We see this whenever we see teens and younger children.
This is now the No. 1 concern among parents in the U.S. It is predicted that we may see the first generation that will be less healthy and have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. Obesity costs us millions each year.
There is a difference between help and control. Shouldn’t we all welcome help when our children’s health is at stake?
Sara Hines Martin