Friday, October 14, 2005

The Epidemic Of Childhood Obesity

Vernice Jones has been thinking about the problem of childhood obesity:
Why are we experiencing a modern-day obesity epidemic? What are our children doing that our parents, and our parents' parents didn't? And why is childhood obesity - an issue that used to be an issue for the western world - now becoming a global threat?

The United States has seen increases in the number of overweight and obese children in the last few decades. Who is going to argue with that? We can point to the numbers, but take a walk in your neighborhood park or local public school and see if you couldn't come to that conclusion on your own.
Consider taking a look at the Rand Study (linked at the above post) that supports Vernice's conclusions.

Our school is making an honest effort to promote healthy eating among our students. For the first time ever, a salad bar has made an appearance in our California junior high.

Unfortunately, an overwhelming percentage of the kids still prefer the hamburgers and Domino's pizza that is included in the standard $1.00 student lunch.
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