Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Politics of Childhood Obesity

An Op/Ed in Sunday's New York Times lamented the fact that an American icon, the cupcake, has "been marched to the front lines of the fat wars, banned from a growing number of classroom birthday parties because of their sugar, fat and “empty calories,” a poster food of the child obesity crisis." As a parent of two and three year old boys, and the husband of the self proclaimed Sugar Queen, this is serious business. Can you imagine kids clambering around the table to grab carrot sticks or edamame (don't get me wrong, there's a time and place for everything)? It goes back to one of my favorite sayings, Moderation in all things. If we all practiced moderation and balance in our food lives, there would be no need for something as draconian as banning cupcakes.

For the full story, click here I LOVE SUGAR And go have a cupcake !

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