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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."

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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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To: Eric Blair 2084

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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To: Eric Blair 2084

—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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To: NonValueAdded

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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To: Eric Blair 2084

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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To: rellimpank
—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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To: Eric Blair 2084

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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To: NonValueAdded
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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To: Eric Blair 2084

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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To: Eric Blair 2084

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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To: Eric Blair 2084

“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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To: Eric Blair 2084

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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To: Eric Blair 2084

” 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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To: sushiman

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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To: Sleeping Beauty

“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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To: Sleeping Beauty

“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.


21 posted on 05/29/2007 3:59:01 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (If your representative will not vote for Term Limits, vote for the candidate who will.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Dr. Fred M. Jacobs - porker sez "Do as I say, not as I do".

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22 posted on 05/29/2007 4:03:39 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Well fed liberals hardest hit.

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23 posted on 05/29/2007 4:06:24 PM PDT by Cobra64 (www.BulletBras.net)
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To: mysterio
Agree. I was nearly punched by a morbidly obese man while smoking outside once.

A good response to their obnoxious behavior might be to ask, "what's the matter, are you afraid a little smoke might curb your appetite? 

24 posted on 05/29/2007 4:16:48 PM PDT by zeugma (MS Vista has detected your mouse has moved, Cancel or Allow?)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
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.

Ah, so that was the problem, the programs weren't coordinated properly. How could they have been so blind?

Actually, maybe if the pizza on this coast didn't taste so damned good...

25 posted on 05/29/2007 4:16:54 PM PDT by hunter112 (Change will happen when very good men are forced to do very bad things.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

give ‘em cake and ice cream!


26 posted on 05/29/2007 4:17:58 PM PDT by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
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?

Possibilities abound -- the only thing we can be sure of is that the next step will involve a lucrative new revenue stream for the State.

27 posted on 05/29/2007 4:19:14 PM PDT by ellery (I don't remember a constitutional amendment that gives you the right not to be identified-R.Giuliani)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
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.

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I have never met a fat homeschooler who has been homeschooled from the beginning. I can’t even remember meeting a chubby one.

28 posted on 05/29/2007 4:23:49 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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Possibilities abound — the only thing we can be sure of is that the next step will involve a lucrative new revenue stream for the State.

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This is a government jobs program for liberal/Marxists with liberal arts degrees that would be worthless in the free market.

This is just another layer added to the education-social welfare-industrial complex.


29 posted on 05/29/2007 4:26:34 PM PDT by wintertime (Good ideas win! Why? Because people are not stupid.)
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To: zeugma
I was honestly too stunned to say anything, and I was near my place of work, so I was afraid to take too much of a stand against him.

He came up to me and told me to put out the %@^&**% cigarette. I informed him that I was outdoors. He then told me that he would put it out for me if I didn't comply and looked ready to lunge. While it would have made for a great lawsuit, I decided to skip my smoke break that day. But it gave me a profound dislike of anti-tobacco zealots, which I will carry with me even after I quit in two weeks.
30 posted on 05/29/2007 4:29:18 PM PDT by mysterio
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To: Eric Blair 2084

Fuhgeddaboudit.

31 posted on 05/29/2007 4:32:08 PM PDT by dighton
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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?

No knock refrigerator raids, of course.
32 posted on 05/29/2007 4:32:12 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: mysterio

Maybe you should have put the cigarette out on his %@^&**%.


33 posted on 05/29/2007 4:35:19 PM PDT by darkangel82 (Socialism is NOT an American value.)
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To: sgtbono2002
If the Food Nazis have their way, I'm not sure you'll even have a first helping of potatos.
34 posted on 05/29/2007 4:53:38 PM PDT by HoosierHawk ("The consensus was reached before the research had even begun.")
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To: Eric Blair 2084

“If I had a dollar for every 300 pound woman who waved their sausage like fingers......”

LOL! Love that line. I am always amazed by how many HUGE people I see here who park in handicap spaces then push carts through Walmart piling them full of chips, soda, and other junk. I do not have a ounce of sympathy for the obese. You will never see a case where it is not self induced.


35 posted on 05/29/2007 4:59:55 PM PDT by Bogtrotter52 (Reading DU daily so you won't hafta)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
If a fat person applies for a job with the agency, will they be discriminated against??

I'd love to see that lawsuit, especially since it is now a sport to bring down private employers for their preferences in hiring.

36 posted on 05/29/2007 5:07:17 PM PDT by SteamShovel (Global Warming, the New Patriotism)
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The Garden State has the highest percentage of overweight and obese children under age 5, at 17.7 percent,

Of course, these are just round figures...

37 posted on 05/29/2007 5:12:00 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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I’d say it’s a much smaller number in our town - maybe 3-4 % of five year olds. Which means it probably is cultural and could be changed - which doesn’t mean that a State Office for the Prevention of Obesity is going to do the trick.

Mrs VS


38 posted on 05/29/2007 5:25:54 PM PDT by VeritatisSplendor
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To: Eric Blair 2084

How long have we been saying this would happen?

You and I both know a “BIG FOOD” MSA is the next logical step.


39 posted on 05/29/2007 5:48:27 PM PDT by 383rr (Those who choose security over liberty deserve neither- GUN CONTROL=SLAVERY)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
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.

This happens to you too? I thought I was the Lone Ranger. Well, we warned them, and now it's their turn to be the goats.

40 posted on 05/29/2007 6:54:21 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus ("Eat yer groatcakes, Porgy!" "Heavy on the thirty weight, Mom!")
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To: Eric Blair 2084
The agency is particularly needed in New Jersey — possibly the first state to create such a government body.

See, the problem is, Eric, that too many Jersyites are getting oput of New Jersy's many second rate schools with degrees in nutrition and phys ed. What else are these useless eaters supposed to do unless the omnipotent state creates a no-heavy-lifting job for each and every one of them.

41 posted on 05/29/2007 7:06:09 PM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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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?

A Ministry of Big Hair Reduction?

42 posted on 05/29/2007 7:51:09 PM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
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To: 383rr

It’s not for a lack of effort on the nanny’s part. The food police and the beer fun patrol folks are still decades behind the anti-tobacco zealots as we both know.

It’s all about the new “public health” and preventative medicine. Saving health care costs for the State trumps all.


43 posted on 05/29/2007 8:38:34 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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To: Eric Blair 2084; Coleus

Let’s see: Keansburg, East Orange, Bayonne, South River, Linden; Newark; Camden; Trenton together should comprise about 80% of the obese people in this state, based upon observation.


44 posted on 05/29/2007 8:40:38 PM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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See, the problem is, Eric, that too many Jersyites are getting oput of New Jersy's many second rate schools with degrees in nutrition and phys ed.

Hey, I graduated from one of those fine NJ public schools. And now thanks to capitalism, I'm making a great living as a pimp and a drug dealer.

(And to think, my guidance counselor said I would never amount to anything)

45 posted on 05/29/2007 8:41:26 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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This happens to you too? I thought I was the Lone Ranger.

Absolutely. A couple of years ago I was walking out of Yankee Stadium with a friend after the game and I lit a cigarette. Some woman who was about 4'11" and pushing two bills told me to put the cigarette out. Let's just say I made a snide reference to White Castle and her fat drunk boyfriend/husband tried to be the alpha male and intervene by attempting (very poorly) to assault me. He threw a righthand haymaker at me. I sidestepped to my left, threw an inside block with my left hand and he swung at air and went down face first onto the pavement. While his wife/girlfriend tried to help him up, we just walked to our cars and went home.

46 posted on 05/29/2007 8:59:05 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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To: LurkedLongEnough; All
Big Brother Will See You Now : Dr. Elizabeth Whelan from ACSH will explain in serious terms where this is all headed...

"Earlier this year in New York City, a public health regulation went into effect that set a new and very troublesome precedent, one that insinuates government agencies into personal medical matters. In mid-January, the City began legally requiring laboratories that do medical testing to report to the Health Department the results of blood sugar tests for city residents with diabetes -- along with the names, age, and contact information on those patients."

"When the government's phone calls and letters nagging people to eat better, quit smoking, and be more physically active don't work, the next phase of the war on chronic disease may be a harshly punitive one, with fines and other restrictions on those who fail to heed the health warnings. The message will be: live a healthy life or the government will punish you."

47 posted on 05/29/2007 9:11:14 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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To: Eric Blair 2084

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 05/29/2007 10:36:37 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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You’re welcome.


49 posted on 05/29/2007 11:08:06 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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To: Eric Blair 2084

You’d be doing better if you had a graduate degree in pimping and drug dealing.


50 posted on 05/30/2007 2:26:04 AM PDT by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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