I was reminded of that delivery because of the recent news about the agreement to limit the sale of soft drinks in schools - a long overdue agreement, in my opinion. It's no secret that obesity is a major problem in America and some other developed countries, and anything that can combat it is good news to me.
I should confess that being overweight has never been a problem for me, so perhaps I have no business commenting on obesity. I know that it is a life long struggle for many people, and I feel sorry for them, because of their struggle, their increased health risks, and their being the object of many unkind jokes. On the other hand, there is a strong history of heart disease in my family, so I follow pretty religiously a low fat diet and know the difficulties and temptations of doing so. I haven't ordered french fries and similar foods in a couple of years, and even though I love ice cream, I'll only eat the fat free and low fat stuff; so it annoys me a bit when I see some pretty large people frequently order wing dings and fries, or a double cheeseburger, in our hospital cafeteria.
Oh well, I guess it's a personal thing, although there was a presentation at the conference I recently attended that showed that not only did infants of diabetic mothers have more problems than normal babies, something we've known for a long time, but infants of obese mothers had more problems too. And it's too bad that the current younger generation might be the first generation in centuries to have a lower life expectancy than their parents - all because of obesity.