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If it's bad for you, don't eat it

October 27, 2003

Regarding "His Obesity Theory: Fast Food Has Us Surrounded" (Oct. 6): Kelly Brownell's ideas for combating growing obesity rates were a little hard to swallow. Bottom line: People need to be held personally responsible for what they put in their mouths. The establishment is never going to make that easy for us. It's not the food industry's responsibility to help us eat wisely. Food companies, with junk food or not, are going to continue doing what they need to: make a profit, whether by marketing to kids or offering oversized portions.

As long as the people of this country continue to demand unhealthy food, it will continue to be offered. The food industry's structure is not going to change, it has to happen at a grass-roots level.

Katie Beeler

Northridge

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