The stewardship of beauty and health is tied to an encompassing attitude of reverence. Reverence for God’s creation, especially of the human ilk, is closely tied to religion.
This is a huge waste of dollars not just because the government is top-heavy and inefficient, but because the cause of obesity in America is obvious to even the casual observer. The government makes people fat, end of story. How this occurs is slightly more complex, but a typical 8th grader–the equivalent of a 2nd grader in the 1950s–can follow this reasoning.
Do not wussify this grand state with your “sodium initiatives!” Colorado is, after all, a state dotted with a hundred thousand salt-licks.