Can the federal government make you shed weight? Authorities sure assume so. In May 2012, an HBO docudrama and also a Washington meeting, both named "The Weight of the Nation," made the situation for government intervention in your exercise, your workplace as well as your youngster's lunchbox. They suggest that lack of specific self-discipline is not at fault for excessive weight, and that it will certainly take a severe government overhaul to reduce midsections on a national range. "It's an access problem. We reside in an obesogenic environment," says Dr. Lisa Santora, primary clinical police officer of Southern California's Beach Cities Health District. President Obama concurs. He has currently bundled $15 billion in with his medical care reform expense, as well as we've seen federal government programs intervening in nourishment over and over again. Much, the programs haven't worked out also well. "The reasearch shows that we have not been excellent at attempting to, via federal government, control weight problems," says Cal Poly business economics professor Michael Marlow. He claims that even when the government understands that their solutions do not function, they will only attempt more aggressive guidelines that will even more impend on your freedom to select whatever you want on the food selection. Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer. Fired by Paul Detrick, Sharif Matar and Oppenheimer. Concerning 5.40 mins. When brand-new material goes live, go to Reason.tv for downloadable versions and subscribe to Reason.tv's YouTube Channel to obtain automatic updates.