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TREATL
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7/30/11 3:26 P

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Thanks for posting those links and re-posting your blog. Hope your summer is going well. :-)

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7/30/11 10:10 A

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wow such great information........ TREATL and Don...........thanks so much...


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7/29/11 10:40 P

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Wow! What a treatise!

Much has been made lately of recent research on how obesity will be robbing baby boomers TREMENDOUSLY as they age. The numbers are not good!

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=poll_find
s_more_baby_boomers_need_to_get_moving

healthyamericans.org/pages/?id=254
www.prlog.org/11600535-obesity-is-baby-boo
mers-greatest-health-risk.html

articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/19/news/la-h
eb-obesity-baby-boomers-20110719


I think Mark Bittman's article is on to something:
www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/opinion/sunday/
24bittman.html


However judging from the hue & cry at the Daily Spark when Stepfanie referenced this article: www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=food_for_
thought_should_we_tax_junk_food_subsid
ize_the_good_stuff
it doesn't look like an idea that will win many endorsements beyond yours truly.

There wouldn't be such epidemic obesity if it wasn't for the systemic, structural "persuasions" in the form of multi-bazillion dollar advertising industry which promises corporations such a huge return on their dollar!

But then most of you are familiar with my old rant:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_
individual.asp?blog_id=1353895


Why not put those powerful advertising dollars and gov't subsidies to good use, rather than evil?

Don

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TREATL
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Here's the link to this report:

www.rwjf.org/files/research/tfahfasinfat20
11a.pdf


There is a lot of interesting information in this report.

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