US government wants feedback on Childhood Obesity

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 16, 2010 at 6:47 PM

The President of the United States of America has formed a task force charged with reducing childhood obesity and they want your feedback:


Here's a link directly to the page for submitting your feedback:


You can add your feedback via the Submit Comment link on that page.

I thought my fellow PaleoHackers might have some good advice for the task force.



on March 17, 2010
at 11:39 PM

Ed, Who cares if they'll use our feedback or not, it's incumbent on all of us for the sake of our kids to speak up and try to start making other people in higher places thinking about this stuff instead of taking what they're being spoon fed.



on March 16, 2010
at 10:11 PM

Maybe the First Lady should learn how to control her own weight before deciding what's best for the rest of us?



on March 16, 2010
at 07:18 PM

Do you think the White House really wants or cares about our feedback? I'm sure the campaign is predetermined, and the USDA will come out with an updated "low fat," "healthy-whole-grains" pyramid later this year. Why are comments directed to the "regulations.gov" page? Do we really need more regulation or involvement from the federal government? Haven't their subsidies and junk science already done enough harm? Your question is a good one (although futile), so I'm voting it up.



on March 16, 2010
at 06:48 PM

My first suggestion was that everyone on the task force should read 'Good Calories, Bad Calories'.

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on March 16, 2010
at 07:22 PM

I will be the cynic here but nothing good can come from this... on any level... my intial reaction is... another task force? we really need this? my advice is stay out of my kitchen and out of my life please... you have done enough thank you...

Seek out the information on your own and take care of your own families nothing good will come out of any government involvement. If people get it they get it, if they don't they don't.

The reason people get it is becuase they knew or felt something was wrong and are setting about to change it on their own and you can see just how that alone is starting to generate change. That will pay forward onto the next generation. Government involvment will do nothing but red tape it, get it wrong and drive it towards some political motivated end.

Reading "Good Calories, Bad Calories" should be the warning sign on this...

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