Wednesday, June 11, 2008

save the (fat) children

well, it turns out Save the Children a bastion of truly effective charitable work has turned some of its attentions (about $60 million worth this year) to Childhood Obesity.  Why is this a problem?  Well, the organization is traditionally focused on global malnutrition and hunger.  But our national self-obsession has taken hold, and this organization cannot escape the dietetic vanity of our nation.  

So $60 million will go to fat kid research in the US instead of combatting disease, malnutrition and massive poverty in the rest of the world.  

here is a long article on the subject from Sandy Szwarc over at Junkfoodscience.

Be Well.

1 comment:

Karina said...

oy vey, what is this world coming to?!