The dramatic increase in obesity shown in the graphic "Obesity on the
rise" is astonishing. But it's not true. The 1985 map shows 29 states
colored light gray, with "0%" incidence of obesity. That should read
29 states with "No data"!It isn't hard to find the source
of the info on the CDC web site. Click on "Data & Statistics"
-> "Overweight & Obesity" -> "U.S. Obesity
Trends". They have no data for those 29 states in 1985.I'm not
saying there wasn't a dramatic increase in obesity--there certainly was. But
the incorrect graphic exaggerates the increase.
"Hope in the struggle against child obesity?" It sounds like you're
talking about cancer or something!
And schools want to ban physical eduation? Video games have replaced sports and
night games. Many parents don't even buy healthy foods in the house anymore...
and we are wondering why kids are obese?
Clarissa- you are right. This is but another downfall of trying to
keep the kids so safe, that they have lost what it means to be a kid. For
example, a kid can't play "Red-Rover" anymore, because of the fear of
someone getting an arm broken or sprained. Can't have monkey bars, as a kid
could break an arm or leg, or head. Can't play kickball anymore, because there
isn't a teacher to monitor them. It's really sad. We need to let go and let the
kids have those experiences.
They do in Davis District, but many of the students, especially the older ones
just sit and visit. The girls are the worst.
Do students even have recess any more?