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Utah lawmakers tackle growing obesity trend

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  • Confused Sandy, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 4:21 p.m.

    News Flash for the Legislature...

    If you want to reduce "waist" size for the youth reinstitute mandatory Gym classess....

    Oh wait, that might mean they would need to spend some money... can't do that....

  • radfatty Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 15, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    Eating healthy food is good for EVERY BODY. Promoting healthful eating is great but this legislation is not directed to everyone, it is directed at people that are “obese” and, therefore, continue the stereotyping and stigmatization people with larger bodies.

    You cannot tell by a person’s body size what their fitness levels are, how hard they work, how intelligent they are, how disciplined they are, or what they eat. To do so, is overly simplistic.

  • RedShirt USS Enterprise, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    I hate to be the one to tell the legislature this, but you can't legislate cultural changes.

    No matter how many resolutions or laws you pass, people will over eat and not exercise enough.

    How do you change the culture when food is so readily available and such a part of our national holidays?

  • jbarr North Ogden, UT
    Feb. 15, 2013 9:33 a.m.

    I agree that people need to be more health conscious and with the growing number of gyms and health clubs I think most people already are. We don't need legislation here in Utah that limit our beverage sizes or that fine people that choose not to go to the gym.