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Restaurants Should Not Take All The Blame â€“ Education Needs To Be A Priority For Childhood Obesity
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
An article onÂ thestir.cafemom.com sharedÂ opinionsÂ aboutÂ the recentÂ activitiesÂ surrounding Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.
Kim Conte,Â explained that whileÂ restaurantsÂ do have a responsibility to keep people healthy, they are not the main source of blame. Â Americanâ€™s need to be better educated onÂ nutritionÂ and the negative effects of overeating.
“I agree that restaurants do have a responsibility to help in the effort to reduce obesity rates and get Americans eating healthier â€” after all, one-third of all meals today are eaten outside the home.Â But this call to arms â€” whether itâ€™s coming from Obama or the PCRM â€” needs to be in tandem with public education on how people also share in the responsibility of making healthy food choices for themselves and their families.â€ť
Conteâ€™s opinion comes from aÂ newly releasedÂ video created byÂ theÂ Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicineÂ and Michelle Obamaâ€™s speech toÂ restaurantÂ owners,Â urging them to offerÂ healthierÂ options on menus.