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Childhood Obesity and Parental Responsibilities
In 1948, the task for the new British welfare state was to deal with the five “giants of too little”: too little income, work, education, housing, and health care. Now new giants have emerged: the “giants of too much.” Excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and food have significantly affected both population health and health care budgets. In this issue of the Report, Erika Blacksher deals with one of the giants of excess—childhood obesity.
In 1948, the task for the new British welfare state was to deal with the five “giants of too little”: too little income, work, education, housing, and health care. Now new giants have emerged: the “giants of too much.” Excessive consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and food have significantly affected both population health and health care budgets. In this issue of the Report, Erika Blacksher deals with one of the giants of excess—childhood obesity.
Harald Schmidt, "Childhood Obesity and Parental Responsibilities," Hastings Center Report 38, no. 4 (2008): 3.