With obesity carrying a hefty price tag for individuals, businesses, and societies, governments in all three nations are attempting to do something about their citizens' weight issues.
The U.S. government, with first lady Michelle Obama leading the way, has launched a campaign against obesity and has remade its nutritional icon to promote eating more fruits and vegetables and eating less in general. The UK government has implemented regulations regarding food and advertisement of it, and UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently said he would approve a "fat tax" on high fat foods. The German government has also in recent years launched efforts to curb its obesity problem.
Many businesses in the United States and abroad are also taking their workers' weight seriously, providing numerous different types of health and wellness programs to their employees. Ultimately, individuals, businesses, and governments may need to work together to tackle what has become a worldwide epidemic. Labels: Germany, obesity, overweight, United Kingdom, weight, Well-Being Index