Public schools mailing notices to parents about their child's obesity? That's right! It's a new government initiative. What are your thoughts?
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As a professional nutritionist myself, I completely agree with you. ;)
Thanks for sharing, lone77star. I also have been following some of what is going on with the theory of "downsizing our population" as well as the "Rockefeller polluted government in America." It is definitely interesting to say the least.
I remember back in my school days, we had health and physical education classes... as well as the "Presidential Physical Challenge." No kid wanted to be be last in the 1-mile run. What ever happened to education instead?
Yes, Larry has a point.
I agree, Larry. BMI is not only inaccurate for tall people. Those who are athletic with a good amount of muscle mass will also be considered obese even when they have extremely low body fat levels. Then there are "skinny fat" folks who would be okay.
What would you suggest for a readjustment, Iburmaster?
A realization that most children actually are overweight and that it's a major problem. Most people just don't have the time to keep up with their own weight loss, much less their child's. An easier plan would definately help.
Sometimes I wonder if children actually know that they have weight issues, especially when they are surrounding by two-thirds of a population who are overweight/obese. A "chubby" kid stood out to the crowd 25 years ago. Now the "skinny" kid does.
Believe me they will know simply, and sadly but the taunting of their fellow students. Kids do not miss anything they can tease another child about.