Sydguy wrote: One thing I notice about Asia is they will tell you if your fat, the stigma attached to obesity acts to keep it uncommon. Rightly or wrongly.
And rightly or wrongly other cultures have the exact opposite. Some polynesian communities, as an example. And you've only got to look at Renaissance painting or two to realise there has been an admiration of fat in western society too. Why else are so many Americans (and increasingly, Australians) fat ?
I do like your idea of fat camps - but let's not just limit it to kids. I'd especially make it compulsory for anyone with morbid obesity or obesity related disease before resorting to gastric surgery.