Childhood Obesity Epidemic Infographic

This is something that isn’t discussed enough. NOT (please detect the sarcasm). It’s all over the place but things just aren’t moving fast enough in the right direction. I don’t know too many schools in the board that I’m currently in that provide lunch for the students. Aside from “Fun Lunches” or special days and things like that. Most parents provide lunches for their kids. I think it’s the parents that need to be educated in providing well balanced lunches for their kids. Sadly there is no way to enforce this… Maybe we should go back to all the school providing lunch for their students?

‘Adopted’ from USC.

2 thoughts on “Childhood Obesity Epidemic Infographic

  1. Unfortunately, the vast array of religious, lifestyle, and dietary restrictions that encompass your average suburban Canadian school means that simply providing lunch for everybody is grossly impractical. Particularly in large centres such as Calgary, the student population is so high that you’d never manage to feed everyone in one lunch period. I guess you could do multiple ones and get them through that way.

    Even with that, though, it’s NOT the lunch that’s doing it. It’s the three Red Bulls per day, the lack of green vegetables and fruits with any meal, and the three hours or more spent sitting and not doing chores and not any physical activity. The amount of P.E. or DPA that you have to get kids to do to be fit just is not practical. It all comes back to the point about the parents: until they receive the right education in how to be healthy and practice it themselves, their kids will not buy in to what the school says is healthy.

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