We can talk about "eating in moderation," but if what we're eating in moderation consists of nothing more than processed, bleached, preserved and sugared ingredients, we might as well just call it what it is: gradual toxic food poisoning.
Everything and everyone is limited, and if you recognize and accept the limitations of the cookie or person or relationship, you can assess it a lot more accurately than if you're constantly hoping the cookie or person or relationship will turn out to be something it just cannot be.
As concern about childhood obesity escalates, the barrage of kid-targeted marketing for unhealthy food is increasingly identified as a factor -- not the sole cause, but an important part of the problem -- which could easily be remedied.
Bad food is making us and our kids sick. Our food supplies are privately owned by giant corporations, with the profits taking precedence over the very health of our children. It's time to take control.