CNN Reporters Find A Bridge Too Far in War on Childhood Obesity
If you're a regular viewer of network morning news shows -- a practice I don't really recommend, we watch them so you don't have to -- you know that CNN's "American Morning" is particularly concerned about the "epidemic" of childhood obesity.
But this week, well, the crew at "American Morning" actually found it ridiculous that the makers of M&Ms have agreed to stop advertising to children. Not that they do much of that anyway, they just won't anymore, now that European regulators are breathing down their necks. And today, anchor Soledad O'Brien preached the virtues of moderation as she mocked schools that ban cupcakes. [cont'd...]
"I think this is ridiculous, honestly," Soledad O'Brien told medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
"I guess it’s because, you sort of feel like, well, isn’t the [teacher’s] job to teach them moderation. You know the job is to teach, one cupcake is how you celebrate, not scarfing down the entire box of cupcakes," O'Brien complained. "Isn’t that the better message," she asked Gupta.
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