The Sun-Sentinel’s coverage of the latest call for a national fat tax on higher calorie fast foods and snacks amplifies the unreasonable demands of an activist group, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (“Snack tax: food for thought,” July 13).
CSPI is demanding a wide range of unconventional “remedies” for the so-called obesity epidemic, from advertising bans to taxes on “bad” food and warning labels on restaurant menus. Virtually every mainstream nutrition expert, including the American Medical Association, tells us there’s no such thing as “good” food or “bad” food. There are only good and bad eating habits. The answer to almost everyone’s individual weight problems can be found in moderating what we eat and increasing our exercise.