"Through trust we can start to find ways to work together and maybe build common ground," said Lyons. "And it's desperately needed. I think that's where we're headed. I hope."
"I think [the letters] are an overreaching by the Department of Public Health," Mr. Lyons told the New York Daily News. "I've had numerous complaints from parents considering the impact ot has on children being ostracized for being too thin or too fat. Parents are really concerned."