Childhood Obesity Study
I wish they would do something like this at babyboys school. His school promotes candy, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream, pizza and Mcdonalds.
Things that were tried in the child obesity study:
Work with the school food service director to offer healthier foods, develop more healthful recipes, and promote consumption of new foods through interactive education programs in the cafeteria
If they were to do this, then the kids at babyboys school wouldn’t get chicken nuggets for breakfast anymore. It would also mean that a kid could no longer pour strawberry milk over his or her applejacks (I actually saw this happen once – I was totally grossed out. I suppose one could use the argument that at least the kid got milk….)
An after-school curriculum that included creative cooking, cooperative games, yoga, soccer, and field trips, including a farm visit to learn how food is grown
How about an in-school curriculum that includes PE everyday for at least a half hour? And mandatory recess?
An in-class curriculum with all first through third grade teachers that included daily “cool moves” sessions, weekly nutrition and physical activity lessons, and fun and healthy giveaways
Yeah, instead of promoting in-class “stores” that are loaded with candy. Teachers need to be taught as well – babyboys teacher – a svelte 25 year old – likes to bring in donuts, candy and cupcakes before class starts on testing days.
I guess we can guess what her diet consists of, huh?
Evaluation and expansion of school wellness policies, such as those that impact school health and physical education environments, and pedestrian safety
Heh. Pedestrian safety. Our school could write a book on what not to do. It’s not so much the school’s fault – I have to give them credit – but the parents are numbnuts! Aren’t we supposed to teach our kids how to deal while on foot and there’s alot of traffic around?
[tags]child obesity,physical activity,diet[/tags]