Americans have right to discriminate

Freedom New Mexico The war on obesity has come to this: Some doctors refuse to treat fat people. This latest twist in the war on obesity — which some characterize as a war on fat people — provides a counter to the odd assertion that health care is a right. It is not. We have […]

Obesity matter of personal responsibility

Many of us in the food producing business are watching with a suspicious eye Michelle Obama’s pending federally funded efforts to combat obesity in children. Our skepticism is justified because every special interest group from global warming to UFO conspirators somehow wind up casting blame on modern agriculture. Nevertheless, obesity apparently is a serious problem […]

Schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico First lady Michelle Obama is directing national attention to childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign. And Clovis and Portales schools are taking the fight straight to the lunchroom as they work to provide healthy meals to local youths. “We are turning towards using more fresh fruits and frozen […]

Daughter’s obesity shocking

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist It’s official. My 2-year-old daughter, “Bubu,”

Child’s obesity shocking

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist It’s official. My 2-year-old daughter, “Bubu,” named after the Italian word “autobus” because she was such a little meatball as a baby, is obese. At her well baby/toddler appointment, the doctor, pointing to the growth chart in front of him, clearly stated that my round, soft and precious daughter, is […]

Portales schools receive grant to fight obesity

By Laurie Stone The Portales Municipal School District has been awarded a $398,044 three-year grant through the U. S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP). According to a pair of press releases, U. S. Senator Jeff Bingaman and U. S. Representative Tom Udall announced that three New Mexico schools and two […]

Obesity threatens nation

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Mike Linn Lack of exercise and too much fast food has helped Americans exchange clipboard tummies for Buddha bellies in increasing numbers over the past two decades. The climb has been so daunting that one expert believes at least 85 percent of the population will be obese by the year 2040. The data reveals that […]