An article in the Colorodoan rightly warns that we should never stress young kids out with weight loss dieting.
But the headline -- Too Young to Diet? Some Say Fight Against Childhood Obesity Has Backfired -- gets the story wrong.
Let kids be kids! The best way to teach healthy eating and physical activity for a lifetime is to provide a nurturing environment with healthy food choices, plenty of time for outdoor play, and some degree of shelter from an onslaught of television, sedentary distractions, and unhealthy food and soda marketing.
That's the real fight against childhood obesity, and it certainly hasn't backfired.