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NJ starting agency to battle obesity
The Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2007 | LINDA A. JOHNSON

Posted on 05/29/2007 3:14:12 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084

TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey's health department is escalating the battle against the bulge by starting a new Office of Nutrition and Fitness to better coordinate programs aimed at preventing obesity. The agency is particularly needed in New Jersey — possibly the first state to create such a government body.

The Garden State has the highest percentage of overweight and obese children under age 5, at 17.7 percent, according to a 2004 survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. New Jersey also has many black and Latino youth, who are more likely to be overweight than white kids.

Dr. Fred M. Jacobs, commissioner of the state Department of Health and Senior Services, said young people are a crucial target for the new agency because it's easier to instill good diet and exercise habits to prevent obesity in young people than it is to reverse weight problems in adults; adults almost always gain back any weight they lose — and then some.

Jacobs says he wants to tackle the obesity problem through education, support groups and encouraging physical activity, rather than by banning particular foods. One goal is to "de-normalize" the massive portions served in restaurants.

"I want to do that without creating a further stigma on individual people," Jacobs said. "It's bad enough when you're fat that people think less of you. I don't want the government piling on."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: foodpolice; joisey; nannystate; obesity; sheeplecontrol
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When the efforts to nag people to drop the Chalupa doesn't work, and we all know it won't, what's the next step?
1 posted on 05/29/2007 3:14:16 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084
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Pork up the size of gubermint to combat, er, the porking up of the public.


2 posted on 05/29/2007 3:15:34 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it!)
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3 posted on 05/29/2007 3:16:57 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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—yep—look for a Cabinet-level nanny in the next Demotraitor administration—


4 posted on 05/29/2007 3:19:10 PM PDT by rellimpank (-don't believe anything the MSM states about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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Did you see this little promo on the link to the article?

5 posted on 05/29/2007 3:19:40 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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Well, we all knew something else would be next. I might smoke, but pewny little me doesn’t have to worry about this one. LOL. I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend. :-)


6 posted on 05/29/2007 3:22:37 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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—yep—look for a Cabinet-level nanny in the next Demotraitor administration—

As if Rudy Giuliani needs any more dirt shoveled onto his FR grave, he has promised to appoint his wife Nurse Judy to a new position in charge of "preventative health". That's codeword for "put the Big Mac down or I'll shoot you."

7 posted on 05/29/2007 3:22:53 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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We can’t smoke between courses any more, unless we go outside. So instead, we sit in the restaurant and eat all the bread. Now they want to take that away too.


8 posted on 05/29/2007 3:23:13 PM PDT by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest." )
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To: Eric Blair 2084

First its seat belts,then outlaw cigarettes, Now they want to take away my second helping of potato’s.


9 posted on 05/29/2007 3:26:47 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I'm gonna vote for Fred. John Bolton for VP.)
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If I had a dollar for every 300 pound woman who waved their sausage like fingers in front of their face and gave me a dirty look while I was smoking in the bar next to them, and then diving face first back into their plate of nachos and refried beans...I would be a billionaire.


10 posted on 05/29/2007 3:28:05 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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I for one certainly hope they do not stint on the quality of appointments in their administrative spaces and vehicles.
What a shame to low-ball it when pissing away the public’s money in the matter of personal choices.
Another day in paradise.
By the way. Who of the politburo has been selected to be the Commissar of the Peoples Democratic Commission for Obesity Control and Enforcement?
11 posted on 05/29/2007 3:28:48 PM PDT by Gideon Reader (DEMOCRATS: Not quite American, and proud of it! Palestinians are,...well Palestinian.)
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Gee, sux0r to be a DemocRAT these days, doesn’t it? :)


12 posted on 05/29/2007 3:29:18 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Fred Thompson in 2008 - there is no doubt about it!)
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You definitely got that right, bud. :-)


13 posted on 05/29/2007 3:34:14 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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14 posted on 05/29/2007 3:35:40 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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“The agency is particularly needed in New Jersey”

A bit of editorializing by the AP eh?


15 posted on 05/29/2007 3:37:35 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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If I had a dollar for every 300 pound woman who waved their sausage like fingers in front of their face and gave me a dirty look while I was smoking in the bar next to them

Agree. I was nearly punched by a morbidly obese man while smoking outside once.
16 posted on 05/29/2007 3:39:08 PM PDT by mysterio
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Get this — New Jersey is going to try to require health insurers to cover “obesity surgery.”

There go the rates. Up, up, up.


17 posted on 05/29/2007 3:39:44 PM PDT by Sleeping Beauty
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” If I had a dollar for every 300 pound woman who waved their sausage like fingers in front of their face and gave me a dirty look while I was smoking in the bar next to them, and then diving face first back into their plate of nachos and refried beans...I would be a billionaire.”

LOL !


18 posted on 05/29/2007 3:46:36 PM PDT by sushiman
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Minorities and women hardest hit alert !

” New Jersey also has many black and Latino youth, who are more likely to be overweight than white kids. “


19 posted on 05/29/2007 3:47:48 PM PDT by sushiman
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“Get this — New Jersey is going to try to require health insurers to cover “obesity surgery.””

I would start this program for all employees working either for the state or for any union that deals with the state.

Every year they get weighed and if they are not at their required weight, they have to pay for their own health insurance.

If it works in a year, knock on my door. Until then STFU you bunch of stupid socialists.


20 posted on 05/29/2007 3:59:00 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (If your representative will not vote for Term Limits, vote for the candidate who will.)
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