Skip to comments.NJ starting agency to battle obesity
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."
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Pork up the size of gubermint to combat, er, the porking up of the public.
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People Sheeple of the United States Nanny State, in Order to form a more perfect Union Socialist Utopia, establish Justice Socially engineer a country of non smoking, physically fit, tea totallers, insure domestic Tranquility Smoking bans in bars, limits on unhealthy food and social drinking, provide for the common defense Universal Healthcare, promote the general Welfare health of the population whether they like it or not, in order to save above mentioned Universal Healthcare entitlement program from bankruptcy, and secure the Blessings of Liberty Dependency to ourselves progressive liberals and our Posterity Hitler Youth who we brainwash through public school education, do ordain decree and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Nanny State of Liberals.
—yep—look for a Cabinet-level nanny in the next Demotraitor administration—
Did you see this little promo on the link to the article?
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. :-)
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."
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.
First its seat belts,then outlaw cigarettes, Now they want to take away my second helping of potato’s.
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.
Gee, sux0r to be a DemocRAT these days, doesn’t it? :)
You definitely got that right, bud. :-)
“The agency is particularly needed in New Jersey”
A bit of editorializing by the AP eh?
Get this — New Jersey is going to try to require health insurers to cover “obesity surgery.”
There go the rates. Up, up, up.
” 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.”
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. “
“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.