I had originally planned on writing tonight on photography and my experiments with Photoshop Elements, but then I heard a frightening statistic on the TV.
If the food police are to be believed, there is an epidemic of obesity among our youth. There is so much emphasis on banning soda from our schools. Some school districts have even banned cake sales in which parents provide home baked (no preservatives) goodies for sale to the students for the benefit of the school. However, some schools that have banned these sales continue to sell commercial goodies to the students. Is someone getting a commission on these sales?
Yes, there is a problem with obesity. However, it is the responsibility of the parents to "police" the food their children consume. New York is even trying to put a special tax on soda to discourage children from drinking soda. What they don't mention is that soda has always been subject to the sales tax. This soda tax looks like double taxation.
But, I have digressed from the original point of my rant. I didn't mean to speak about obesity, but the opposite problem - anorexia. There are between 7 and 10 million anorexics in our country now. It too is an epidemic. While both problems can kill, anorexia can kill sooner rather than later. An obese child, with parental supervision, can decrease food intake and increase exercise, but an anorexic will deny a problem and need psychological help to improve health.
There should be more emphasis on the problem of anorexia. I wonder if any of the anorexics started out as obese children and have been frightened into their present state by all the hysteria about overweight children.
I haven't heard much about this problem lately.