With the recent announcement of Michelle Obama's Let's Move campaign, childhood obesity has been a hot topic in the news lately.
And with more and more children surpassing the "obese" weight mark, I was beginning to wonder when health professionals were going to start taking this epidemic a little more seriously.
Finally, it seems they have. A new journal, appropriately titled Childhood Obesity will begin being published in June 2010.
While I applaud this as a step in the right direction towards overcoming this growing problem, I can't help but think its a little sad that it has even gotten to this point.
The fact that we have so many obese children in the country that we now have an entire journal dedicated to them is disheartening and disturbing. But it's also a much needed step towards educating the public on our child's welfare.
What do you think? Do you think this journal will help more Americans realize how serious this issue is and make them take steps towards solving it? Or do you think spending money on childhood obesity is a waste, and individual parents should be responsible for their child's health?