Consider Michelle Obama's comment to parents on the launch anniversary of the Let's Move program:
"We know that kids are like little sponges they soak up everything they see and hear, regardless of where it comes from. They want the gadget they saw at a friend's house, the sugary snacks they saw on TV. So we know that if we truly want to solve the issue of childhood obesity, parents can't shoulder this burden alone, and we shouldn't have to."
Which of these statements would provide a possible rebuttal to this statement?
A)"But at the same time, we know that ultimately, we are the ones responsible for what our kids eat. We're responsible for how much time they spend on the couch with that remote control. While we might not always feel like it, when it comes to our kids' health and well-being, we're the ones in charge."
B)"But doing so doesn't just respond to people's natural inclinations-it also actually helps to shape them. And this can be particularly dangerous when it comes to our kids, because as all of you know, as parents, the more of these products they have in their diets, the more accustomed they become to those tastes, and then the more deeply embedded these foods become in their eating habits."
C)"But here's the good news: It can also work the other way around as well. Just as we can shape our children's preferences for high-calorie, low-nutrient foods-with a lot of persistence, we can also turn them on to high-quality, healthier foods as well."
D)But here's the thing-we can build shiny new supermarkets on every block, but we need those supermarkets to actually provide healthy options at prices people can afford. And we can insist that our schools serve better food, but we need to actually produce that food.