The program - called "We Can!" - advocates more exercise, less television and less food to cut down on childhood obesity.
"It's such a serious problem," said Karen Donato, coordinator for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Obesity Education Initiative in Bethesda, Md., a suburb of Washington.
"There was a lack of providing information for parents," Donato said. "We felt we needed to fill that niche."
"We need to act now to prevent obesity in our children," said NIH Director Dr. Elias Zerhouni in a release. "Obesity is a high priority of the NIH. This year, we will spend about $440 million on a wide range of research on this important problem."
The government would have us believe parents are incompetent at best and abusers at worst.
The government would have us believe people are too stupid to be trusted with basic decisions such as what foods to eat.
The government is jealous of the family's role in influencing the individual.
The government says the clockwork oranges have grown too plump and must be adjusted.
All hail the therapeutic state!
"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson