The ONE place the government can help is to make sure MORE gym classes or exercise classes are incorporated into the classroom. I've served for 9 years in a family style restaurant which included a special children's menu. Over and over I would see parents allow their children to have dessert (ice cream) despite not eating their meal. Only a small percentage of parents would direct their child to choose a healthy side with their meal. No doubt today's kids are in control. All they have to do is cry alot...and the parent will give in. In my day, I had to eat my meal or I did not get dessert. In my day if I carried on at the table, I knew it would mean a trip to the bathroom - where my parent would give me something to cry about!!! In my day...my parents were in control...not me. And I knew it! Parents need to limit the tv, Ipod, video games, etc..and get their kids outside to play.