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Fat Hits The Fan

The Center for Science in the Public Interest’s Michael F. Jacobson has collaborated with fellow nanny Dr. Marion Nestle of New York University to spell out a battle plan to fight the so-called “obesity epidemic.” In the latest issue of the journal Public Health Reports, Jacobson and Nestle recommend all the things we’ve been warning about for months, like calorie-content labels on menus and taxes on fatty foods. Nestle directly blames obesity on “the ubiquity of fast food outlets and soda vending machines,” and “the huge increase in portion sizes at restaurants.” Jacobsen and Nestle urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services to emphasize the changes they suggest at the upcoming National Nutrition Summit in May.

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