Maine is not among the worst states when it comes to prevalence of obesity, but health
officials believe childhood obesity remains a problem here. What should be the
government’s role in combating obesity? Should schools become more active in
promoting healthy living and healthy eating? Should physical education be a daily class?
Should health insurance companies be allowed to penalize subscribers for chronic
obesity? Or would such efforts be too heavy-handed? Is being obese a right people should
have without consequences?