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4 Comments on “Stop Blaming the Lettuce: When Systemic Problems Outweigh Individual Responsibility”

  1. I’d like to suggest square dancing, round dancing, or line dancing as fun ways to exercise. The number of steps you take really can add up.

  2. I’ve never heard the lettuce story. Very interesting.

    I really agree that it has to be a family lifestyle. And playing with your kids with no agenda (i.e., nothing but fun) is a great thing. It accomplishes two things: quality time with the kids AND exercise.

  3. […] control how much we eat and whether we exercise. However, as I pointed out in my blog last week (Stop Blaming the Lettuce: When Systemic Problems Outweigh Individual Responsibility), this doesn’t take into account many of the systemic factors involved in obesity. Thus, many […]

  4. This entire article is such a crock! You’re trying to tell us that you cannot feed a “family of four” a dinner salad every night of the week more cheaply than most any other dinner menu, including fast food value meals over that same week? You actually say, not counting “organics”. So-called organic food, including fresh produce, is the insanely expensive healthy alternative to just plain ol’ fruits and vegetables that have been the staple of diets around the world for untold generations. How in the world did man survive so long without first-world do-gooders?

    Also, despite your hypocritical nod to “individual responsibility”, your article more than implies that “we”, that is, government, must do something–anything–to override (read: usurp) the choices of millions of individuals.

    “We used to grow our own food?” When did that last happen? In the 1820’s? I chuckle imagining nine million New Yorkers being in touch with the land.

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