Balko (par 1) assets that the three- day summit on obesity intends to find a lasting solution on the issue of obesity. This summit has members from the media, nutrition activists, policy makers, and state officials presiding over the event. The federal government considers the installation of sidewalks to enable students to walk to and from school to exercise their bodies. The government has also banned the sale of high calorie food within the school institutions. Balko (par 1) advocates for high tax on the snacks to stop their production. Congress is of the opinion of setting legislation that will force groceries and restaurants to submit their menus in the laboratories for the nationalist to verify the food.
The people in America do not make good choices in terms of health and wellness. The American healthcare leans on socialism where a person’s well-being, shape are deemed matters of public health instead of personal choices. The current administration allocates huge funds to the public health (Balko par.7). This allocation of funds to the public health prevents the private health insurers from charging obese patients premiums. This plan destabilizes the obese from maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In reality, the government is taking charge of people’s commitment to manage their own lifestyles such as paying for anti-cholesterol medication (Balko par.9).
Judith (par 1) mentions anti-government people who disrupt the abolition of snacks to schoolchildren. Sarah Palin attends a fundraiser in Pennsylvania with lots of snacks for the children. Sarah says that high minded on anti-sugar foods is likely to limit children on their right of enjoyment. Sarah does contrary to the current administration that snatches pleasantries from the children. Sarah says that parents should allow their children on the delights and simple pleasures. Judith (par 3) mentions of other criticizers of the Obama administration who is angry when health inspectors shut down a lemonade stand to ensure the citizenry lead low fattening lives. The person is angry since the government is making personal choices for people instead of letting them decide on their own.
Judith (par 5) gives evidence that two thirds of American adults are obese. This has led to the government launching efforts to counter this problem. Michelle Obama has succeeded in enlisting support in the food industry. In the past, the government was most successful in regulating the consumption of healthy foods to promote people’s wellness. This displays patriotism when the government considers the public welfare.
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