Tuesday, February 09, 2010

On That Obesity Campaign

Which Michelle Obama will lead. My modest additional proposal:

1. Bring physical education back into schools as an important aspect of overall education. Don't cut it the minute you need to save money, and don't make it all about the few children good enough to be in school teams. It's everyone we need to get moving.

2. Get rid of corn syrup in everything that is cheap food or drink. There's enough evidence to suggest that it's bad for the human bodies when taken in such large amounts.

3. If you want to scare people with scandalous stories of what might happen to an unattended child playing outside, also provide actual statistical odds of that happening and the statistical consequences of keeping all children locked up inside their homes until they turn thirty or break their way out.