Obese Kids…


…make the front page of today's NY Daily News.

"The American lifestyle is toxic," said Dr. Karen Rubin, a pediatric endocrinologist and professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine who treats many inner-city youths.

"Supersized beverages containing sugar, high-fat fast foods combined with a sedentary lifestyle at school and at home and, in many cities, horrendous school meals are bringing earlier onset of obesity and what used to be considered 'adult' diseases such as diabetes. This is a national public health crisis."

But help is on the way:

"Lawyers fighting fast food see an encouraging future for their crusade," reports the paper.


(Click here for Reason's resources on the War on Fat.)