Has Michelle 0bama gone too far in her crusade against childhood obesity?

May 2010
American Prospect;May2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p9
The article presents a dialogue between Adam Serwer and Gabriel Arana on Michelle Obama's crusade against childhood obesity in the U.S. Serwer states that pressure against childhood obesity can be effective if it came from the right people whereas Arana opines that the pressure can lead to eating disorders. Sewer points out that one should help their loved ones from gaining too much weight while Arana thinks that it is better to shame kids about what they eat. Serwer cites smoking as a good example of how shame can reduce an unhealthy habit.


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