Despite a heightened national awareness telling us to avoid unhealthy foods and get proper exercise, it seems that our collective waistline continues to grow bigger, creating a slew of health problems from heart disease to Type 2 diabetes in both children and adults. Even though as Americans we often embrace the freedom to eat whatever we like, is that in our best interests as a society? If not, should the government take steps to intervene?
On February 7, Intelligence2 will tackle America’s weight problem in a debate titled “Obesity is the Government’s Business” featuring experts on both public health and the free market system.
For a little bit of context on this debate, check out the following two videos; one from the Aspen Institute that talks about how bigger is not better, and another that claims the obesity scare isn’t grounded in facts but panic: