Obesity and American Kids
I note a remarkable similarity among the children in your excellent article "Watching What They Eat": an alarming lack of supervision or structure, resulting in indiscriminate snacking and imbalanced diets [June 23]. The juvenile-obesity epidemic cannot be conquered until breakfast and dinner become daily family events with parental modeling.
Raj U. Dugel, M.D.,
As a physician, I believe obesity is a far greater public-health hazard than tobacco. It is associated with an increase in cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, skin problems,...