"....But critics say the government would have too much control over how parents decide to raise their kids,..."
The parents can stay home a raise their kids instead of allowing someone else to do it for them. Then they can stuff all of the fat, sugar and carbs down the kids throats all they want. Or...they can actually impose dietary restrictions on their children so they won't be so fat. The time is coming very shortly where your health insurance rates will be determined by your BMI, so slim up or get your wallet out.
I'm not for government having any more control than they already do, but there is a huge amount of little fat kids wobbling around out there with more chins than a Chinese phone book. When they start their little lives like that, it follows them through adulthood as a curse and drastically affects their health.
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