Tell Us: Should Government Crack Down on Junk Food?

Americans agree there's an obesity crisis but they are divided on how much the government should do about it

Those New Year's resolutions to eat healthier and exercise more may already be starting to wane - so what's really to be done about America's worsening obesity crisis?

Some folks are afraid government will take away their guns.

What about their junk food?

A third of people say the government should be deeply involved in finding solutions to the epidemic. A similar proportion want it to play little or no role, and the rest are somewhere in the middle, according to a recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

For example, the Food and Drug Administration may make restaurants post calorie counts on their menu - and about 70 percent of people surveyed think that's a good idea.

What common sense measures would you support to help reduce obesity cases? Tell us in the comments section below.

Joe Sommers January 14, 2013 at 04:53 PM
Jason. WHOAAAAAA.....I dont hear Conservatives pushing this effort. Big Government and More regulations are LIBERAL idealogies. PERIOD! People have the CHOICE to eat what they want . Liberals like Bloomberg want to control every aspect of our lives. Who the hell is he !!!!!
DebMel January 17, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Just a followoup to my earlier post. Indeed insurance companies do charge more for insurance if you are classified as obese - for individual policies, but not under group policies. When my sister retired from nursing and had to secure her own medical insurance, her previous provider quoted a much higher rate than what she was paying under the group rate because she was overweight. She ended up going elsewhere and buying less coverage so as to afford a policy.
Armed Citizen January 18, 2013 at 06:15 PM
No, the government should crack down on illegal immigration and enforce the laws that are already the books. They haven't even passed a budget in the last 4 years!
Carl W January 21, 2013 at 01:53 AM
Good, 'cause we & our kids have PROVEN that we need help with helthy eating. That's what our gov't is for - to take care of us, especially when we've proven we can't, ourselves. A++ U. S. A !
KimA January 21, 2013 at 03:12 AM
I have 4 children. 2 are at college now. I have made my kids lunches all these years. I choose to make ther lunches. If you worry that much about what your child eats..PACK THEIR LUNCH! Personal responsibility man! Give me a break! The same people that want to ban certain foods are the ones that want to legalize weed and put condoms in midde schools. You people are so screwed up. You are trying to bring all of us down!


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