Saturday, December 4, 2010

'Government Sets Health Goals for 2020'

The government has unveiled a new plan for improving public health in more than 40 categories by 2020. Among the objectives outlined in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 initiative: to reduce deaths from heart disease and stroke by 20 percent, and cut cancer deaths, obesity rates, and new cases of diabetes by 10 percent. Specific goals to combat obesity include providing healthier food in schools and day care centers, encouraging schools to open their gyms and tracks for after-hours exercise, and building more community sidewalks. The plan also places first-ever emphasis on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender health.
- U.S. News via

Just leave us alone. Bureaucrats and politicians have no business whatsoever setting health goals for the rest of us. This is pure busy-body, nannyism with a good dose of I-have-to-justify-my-big-fat-government-job.

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