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Wednesday 02/26/14

Obesity Rates Decline Among Children
Following up on today's Washington Insider, I wanted to highlight a piece in the New York Times today that the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention reported a 43% decline in obesity rates among children ages 2-to-5 years old over the past decade.[Read Full Blog Post]
Posted at 8:01AM CST 02/26/14 by Chris Clayton | Post a Comment
Comments (4)
Let me see; Food control by the dictator, Gun registration by the dictator ,Mandated fuel mix by the dictator,Rewards to people that comply with the dictator, Sounds like " Cradle-to-Grave govt. control to this 74 year old. And he has threatened to over-ride congress to obtain his agenda. He has a PEN.!!
Posted by Dick Doriguzzi at 7:43AM CST 02/27/14
I imagine if they did the studies that took in the economic status of the children we would be getting a different story. The lower the economic status the more likely that the people will be obese. What is one common denominator of the economic disadvantages? Food stamps. One of the reasons that schools are turning away from Michelle's programs is the amount of food the children are throwing away. Why are they throwing it away? Because it is not what they get to eat at home and they don't want the healthy food they get at school. Time to mandate the junk food and fast food restaurant purchasing out of the SNAP program. If they can do it in the WIC program they should definitely do it in SNAP. But that would upset a large democrat voting block so I am sure we will hear nothing from Michelle on making SNAP better, only larger.
Posted by CRAIG MOORE at 9:34AM CST 02/27/14
Feed the little tykes pizza for every meal, they love it, they will eat it hot or cold, fresh or day or 2 old. It has veggies, dairy, meat and grains in it what else could you ask for a little fruit for dessert and a big glass of milk and problem solved. These kids are not going to eat something that looks like the dog threw up and only the Obamas can pronounce. Trying to hide soda advertisements will do nothing to cut down on consumption except make some fool feel good about themselves.
Posted by GORDON KEYES at 10:48AM CST 02/27/14
Gordon, part of the problem WAS the milk and fruit. They also did not want the vegetables. It wasn't mystery food they were throwing away, much of it was fresh. Apparently they wanted pizza, micro Mac and Cheese, nuked chicken nuggets and the like followed up with pop. No amount of school behavior is going to make an impact until the home learning is changed. If you want him to stop hitting his thumb with a hammer, you have to stop giving the idiot a hammer.
Posted by CRAIG MOORE at 4:15PM CST 03/03/14
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