Carl K wrote:Lately the papers here in South Carolina have been making a big deal about the problem of obesiety among school age children, and high lighting a new SC law that requires more Phys Ed and Nutrition classes starting in 1st grade and continuing all the way up. The thing that bugged me the most, and makes me support this law, is that so many schools have been piling on so many classes that some children were not getting any P.E. and many schools were actually starting to phase out recess in the 2nd or 3rd grade. Why? Because the "Soccer Parents" set were demanding that their precious children be prepared for college before even the start of high school, and neither P.E. nor Recess did anything to help prepare them. Never mind that the lack of any physical activity is leaving the poor children with an excess of energy (which is then diagnosed as ADD or ADHD) and bodies that more closely resemble the Pillsberry Doughboy than healthy kids. As for Nutrition, well, it's so much easier to pick up a burger and fries with 200 fat grams from Micky Dees on the way home from work than to try even a Rachael Ray style 30 Minute Meal; so when would the kids have had any chance to learn about healthy eating at home?
ChefCarey wrote:You got to let the heathens get out and run. Recess, lunch time and after school are important exercise times. Hell, when I was a kid we *couldn't* gain weight!
Paul Winalski wrote:ChefCarey wrote:You got to let the heathens get out and run. Recess, lunch time and after school are important exercise times. Hell, when I was a kid we *couldn't* gain weight!
Yep. We spent a couple of hours or more each afternoon/early evening playing "tag" or "hide and seek".
Randy R wrote:I blame all this on the Internet! We were better off without it!
Stuart Yaniger wrote:It's not the Mickey Dees, it's the pizzarias. It doesn't matter what country I'm in, the pizzarias outnumber burger joints by 5:1 minimum.
At the moment, I'm in Torino, and given the number of superb pizzarias and focacciarias here, I will be quite obese by the time my plane takes off. The Death Words for me are "forno a legna."
Paul Winalski wrote:Yep. We spent a couple of hours or more each afternoon/early evening playing "tag" or "hide and seek".
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