What do you all think about Michelle Obama's campaign to reduce the incidence of childhood obesity? If you're unfamiliar with the campaign, here it is: http://letsmove.gov/
I support most of her ideas (especially increasing physical activity among kids, making a variety of foods more available to less advanatged populations, etc.), but keep getting stuck on schools' initiative regarding cutting out sweets (e.g., cupcakes on birthdays) and taking variety away from the kids (e.g., in the vending machines), rather than promoting the idea of treats in moderation. Eliminating certain food groups tends to backfire, resulting in overeating when there finally is access to these foods. Thoughts?