I'm glad that I am not one of the food behavior scientists being paid to try to find ways to encourage children who use the federal lunch programs to choose more nutritious foods. I certainly think something should be done about obesity in children and teenagers and I appreciate the Department of Agriculture for making the effort, but this is just one of the many problems connected to irresponsible parenting.
ROSE NOLEN: Government needs to protect kids from irresponsible parenting
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