More angst in this USA Today story about overweight kids and what to do about. The researcher concludes that a program is the answer.

“If all the kids across the country were exposed to a program like this, we could significantly reduce childhood obesity,” says lead author Gary Foster, director of the Center for Obesity Research and Education at Temple University in Philadelphia.

His best advice to kids and parents who want to get started now:

— Try to limit junk foods like cookies to two or less a day.

— Limit screen time to two hours or less a day.

In other words, eat less and get daily exercise. We don’t need research or a program to tell us this. What we need is for parents to act like parents. I don’t think that’s expecting too much. Evidently, in today’s society — where everything is someone else’s fault and responsibility — parents would rather just cede responsibility for raising their kids to someone else. What a shame for the kids.