May 17th, 2010
09:57 AM ET
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. KJ

    Because they couldn't create any controvesy! The report shows what everyone knows but few wish to acknowledge. that is, a balanced approach is needed to address the problem. You can't make one product a victim and pretend that eliminating that product will solve all of our ills!

    May 17, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  2. Hugo

    Could it be that the fast food industry buys more air time in commercials promoting Mc Flab meals than reporting on Ms. Obama's special child obesity cause can create monetary gain for them ?

    May 17, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  3. Laverne

    That's because most Americans and the media don't want to hear what really matters and the truth, they are only interested in stuff that causes controversy and stirr up trouble! The media hasn't done its job in a long time!

    May 17, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  4. Willy Brown

    Who really cares what she be thinkin

    May 17, 2010 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  5. rachel

    maybe they thought they fawned over her enough for one week? Why does the media pass on a lot of stuff.

    May 17, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  6. File under "Sarcasm"

    It isn't news that will drive newspaper sales, radio ads, tv ratings or web hits. It states the obvious that lack of exercise and high fat, high calorie foods make kids fat. We didn't need a new study to inflate those basic facts to fill 124 pages. More government money wasted!

    May 17, 2010 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  7. GI Joe

    A lot of guilt in this one – none of the parents want to admit they are hurting their children when they constantly opt for fast food because they are "too busy" to cook veggies and healthy meals.

    Why are they busy? $$$$, internt surfing, socializing, after school stuff to the point of exaustion as competition rises, etc. Not valid reasons.

    May 17, 2010 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  8. Kevin

    Umm CNN? Are you all not the media as well? Why did you pass on it?

    May 17, 2010 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  9. Average American

    Because the media would prefer to report on gossip and fashion and not on something as important as the health of our children.

    May 17, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  10. Poser

    The media passed on the obesity report because they care more about ratings than they do about producing news stories of any substance. The American public doesn't want to hear that their kids are fat. We're in denial. We want to eat fast food from restaurants or from a box in our freezer. Fresh vegetables? Too much work (and yucky too). We would rather sit in front of our TVs or computers than go for a walk or exercise in any way. We would rather spend billions of dollars per year on miracle weight loss products than to have real health care reform. If there isn't an Easy button attached, we don't want it.

    May 17, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  11. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Could it be we are tired of being told what to think and do by liberals in Washington and want to restore the freedoms that we once enjoyed? Maybe sending a message for the nanny state to stay out of our lives.

    May 17, 2010 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  12. Bob in PA

    Maybe because they finally realize that Nana and Papa Obama have stuck their noses too far into peoples business ?

    May 17, 2010 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  13. RCasson

    Americans do not want to admit they are fat.

    May 17, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |