oh goodness, no dorothy! i wasn't offended by your post! i'm sorry you thought that i was. it's just about every day when i visit the little corner shop and look at the daily mail headlines, they are always complaining about overight, obese ppl and americans. since im an american in europe - the paper itself just drives me bananas!
interestingly, the little blurb you posted about ff baby's growth chart is actually found in my dd's little red nhs book. so, i guess some nhs trusts in the uk are doing it right!