And, shocker, the singular intervention of stocking healthy foods alongside chips, candy, and soda in corner stores didn't all by itself lead the surrounding 9-11 year olds to lose weight.
Yet that didn't stop The Obesity Society from tweeting out,
I found this tweet incredibly frustrating as by definition complex problems won't be solved by way of singular interventions, and of all folks The Obesity Society ought to know that.
Jumping on pop pub health initiatives w/o science costs time & resources- Study-no benefit for healthy corner stores http://t.co/DAlqXwGMrK— The Obesity Society (@ObesitySociety) October 23, 2014
I'm not suggesting there's an easy solution, but we need to figure out a better way to consider single sandbags than to design (or publicize) studies that invariably will show them to be incapable on their own of stemming a flood.