Fat Nanny State

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We can’t criminalized everything in this country.  An obesity is not a crime.  Sorry.  In a recent example of stupidity, “Legislators in Puerto Rico are debating a bill that would fine parents of obese children up to $800 if they don’t lose weight”. What?  Listen, as a physician I want our citizens to be healthy.  I don’t want our kids to be obese.  That being said, I really don’t think parents want them to be fat and unhealthy and stigmatized either.  It’s obvious that we really don’t know what we are doing in understanding nutrition (goodbye cholesterol intake guidelines) and environment and how the wrong choices are screwing us up.  But to fine parents is moronic and will lead to a different type of abuse.  This is not a Fat Nanny State.  At least not yet.

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