How governments are trying to fight obesity

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I subscribe to the news service operated by the International Association for the Study of Obesity, and I think you should, too. But the purpose of this post is not to pimp but to promote a couple of related stories on this week's report.

The first is by amednews.com that highlights what four states are doing to address obesity among their residents. The four include Colorado (the least obese state) and Mississippi (the most); a prevailing strategy is to target youngsters.

The other story is about Dallas's program to eliminate childhood obesity by 2020, which certainly fits under the maxim, "go big or don't go at all." Healthy skepticism wonders if we're ever going to eliminate childhood obesity, never mind by 2020, but still, having a plan is better than not. You go, guys.