A fair amount has been written recently about how and why companies should enlist in the fight against obesity in America.

The NY Times had this article in last Sunday' paper, featuring examples of companies that work with their employees to help them lose weight. Some seem a little creepy--like the boss who receives weekly exercise regimin updates from employees. (Caveat: it is an executive coaching business.)

Should small biz owners take employees' weight on as a responsibility? Jill Hecht Maxwell wrote this item for Inc.'s August issue highlighting new research from the University of Michigan that makes that case.