In today's post on AL.com, Scott Beaulier of the Johnson Center at Troy University explains how the River Region Obesity Task Force is looking to measure students' BMIs. A few thoughts:
1. First they came for the beer, but I didn't speak up because I don't drink. Then they came for the tobacco, but I didn't speak up because I don't smoke. Now they're coming for the sugar. What's next? Here are a few articles I've written on behavioral economics generally and sugar specifically:
2. What are the odds that Mary Poppins--which I'm watching with my kids tonight before I leave for a trip tomorrow--becomes controversial because of the song "A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down?" What are the odds that it already is? I could find out with Google, but I'm afraid to look. But I couldn't turn away. Fortunately, there's not much in a couple of quick Googles.