Wait – “experts urge screening for obesity in kids“? The tone of the article implies that this is new, that this is something that hasn’t already been done to death, as if kids weren’t being put on diets in grade school 35 years ago.
Oh wait, we’re still fat. So what are they proposing to do now? “[D]ietary advice, physical activity, and behavioral counseling to promote weight loss.” Wow. Cause, you know, those have never been done before, and dieting isn’t linked to weight gain in adolescents.
So…why is this a headline? Because it’s January? The United States Preventive Services Task Force placed a report in the February issue of the Pediatrics and somebody sent out a press release? Wanted to balance the downer footage from Haiti with something that says “Not to worry, nothing has changed in America, we’re all safe here”? What?