According to a new study, reducing the calorie count in “happy meals” at popular fast food restaurants could combat the obesity epidemic. An article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, abstract, notes that legislation aimed at improving the nutritional value of meals marketed to kids might have a big enough impact to reduce calories, fat, and sodium.
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New York City has led the country in nanny state policies that limit a consumer’s choices. Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city banned trans fats at restaurants, posted calorie counts on menus, and tried to limit soda consumption. My least favorite Bloomberg role was that of “neonatal specialist” when he launched an initiative to "encourage" women to breastfeed their newborn babies. Weary mothers were subjected to a round of questioning, while nurses kept baby formula locked in cabinets.
We have heard for the past several decades that society should be concerned about the development and progress of boys in our culture. Women continue to outnumber men in professional graduate schools of medicine, law, and business school, and women are now closing the gap in the engineering field.
Government isn’t good at creating sustainable jobs. It can create a sensible environment of tax rates, regulations and property rights protections that encourage private sector entrepreneurs to take risks with their capital, expand inventory and create lasting job opportunities.