You make a good point.
When I was in Denmark, I don't think I saw anyone with a body mass index above the healthy range. In downtown Copenhagen, it was difficult to find parking. Not for the cars, but for the bicycles. There were thousands of bikes parked in the square. And there must have been 10 fruit and vegetable markets for every fast food joint.
Can we create a culture in the United States where there is a critical mass of people who take care of their bodies, by eating healthy foods and getting where they are going by walking/biking/public transit? Can we create demand for healthy, local produce and safe places to walk or ride bikes? Or are we doomed to earn the predictable results of our culture of self-indulgence?
"There's treasure everywhere." Hobbes, in Calvin and Hobbes