Are Pennsylvania kids too fat?

A report released last from the Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families addresses our state strategy in taking on childhood obesity. Most of the report lists the ways state government is already spending your tax dollars to help you family eat right.

Kori Walter of the Reading Eagle (second item in article) sums it up:

“The strategy did not call for parents to stop buying Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups by the case, canceling cable-television subscriptions or unplugging the PlayStation console.

None of those remedies would require state programs, such as the Healthy Beverage Toolkit, to attack a problem that could be solved with a little common sense.

In addition to highlighting childhood obesity, the Rendell administration’s report showed that it wouldn’t hurt state government to go on a diet.”