Sarah Palin is (Half) Right about Obesity Policy

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Sarah Palin is (Half) Right about Obesity Policy


Obesity prevention was a major part of President Obama’s vision during his election campaign:

“Childhood obesity is nearly epidemic, particularly among minority populations, and school systems can play an important role in tackling this issue.”

On this observation, most politicians agree. But there is a line beyond which a conservative-minded, limited-government philosophy will not cross. Mrs. Palin paid homage to this sentiment – with protestations against a “nanny state gone amok” – in her recent criticism of the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative, which aims to spur children toward healthier eating and living.

Tags Obesity

Start date January 2011

End date January 2011

People Neil Seeman