GUEST COMMENTARY: Ignoring obesity is part of the problem

Monday, July 23, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

The kind of obesity that the whole nation should talk about is the kind caused by lack of exercise and addiction to junk food. This type of obesity does not apply to people with a medical condition or genetic factor. However, when I told my daughter that I would write about this type of obesity, she had a concerned look and said, "please don’t hurt people’s feelings."