Instead of reinventing the wheel about how to tackle the issues surrounding obesity I decided to reblog Dr. Freedhoff’s post. This is from one of my favorite blogs to follow and is an inspiration to ALL doctors regardless of specialty.
I know, a cheap headline to draw you in. I apologize.
What I mean to say is,
“No ONE thing will ever prevent childhood obesity“,
or any obesity for that matter.
In order for any single public health intervention to have an impact on any sort of obesity, it would mean that whatever target the intervention manipulated would have to in and of itself be responsible for a large and significant percentage of the problem.
And therein lies the rub. Our struggle as a society with weight and/or healthy living has more to do with the accumulation of dozens, if not hundreds, of environmental changes where the end result is an environment where the unattended consequence of spontaneously living is weight gain. Simply put, the current pushes us there.
To read the rest of this post please visit his site at Weighty Matters.
- Nothing Will Ever Prevent Childhood Obesity (weightymatters.ca)