LaCi - posted on 03/26/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
So this is a pretty old article, but considering every time you turn on a television or open a magazine or newspaper you are pretty much guaranteed to find something about weight loss or the "obesity epidemic," it's still relevant. I wanna know, what do YOU guys think about government mandated weight loss?
Japan measures it's citizens waistlines and if anyone exceeds the limit they are sent to educational seminars and could possibly be fined if they don't lose the weight in the given timeframe. They are continuously sent to be re-educated every time they measure over the limit.
I just saw something about tax breaks for weight loss on the Today Show, although I couldn't find the specific story on their website.
I just want to know, what do YOU think about government being involved in citizens weight loss? If you are in support of some sort of government involvement, what type of involvement would you support? penalties, rewards, something else? Do you think its reasonable for the government to set boundaries related to obesity, and if you do what do you think is reasonable?