Todd Co Needs a Dunkin Donuts!

Todd Co Needs a Dunkin Donuts!

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Horse Crazy

Tucker, GA

#1 Apr 9, 2013
This is a must lol
ptsh

Paris, TN

#2 Apr 9, 2013
Read the paper. People are fat enough.
tcgirl

Hardinsburg, KY

#3 Apr 10, 2013
it would be nice, But you would never be able to keep the Cops out of there ,,,
come on

United States

#4 Apr 11, 2013
elkton is like Russellville will never have anything. we love DD and hate driving to bg or Clarksville to get k cups
Why

United States

#5 Apr 11, 2013
Cops already mostly fat anyways
Sonic

Hopkinsville, KY

#7 Apr 12, 2013
Sonic would be my first choice to add in Elkton!
get fit

Owensboro, KY

#8 Apr 13, 2013
The last thing Todd Co needs is another fattening restaurant.

An athletic center would be the better choice. One that has an indoor track, pool and b ball court. Nutrition and fitness classes could be offered.

Todd Co Health Dept wants to put a farmers market up. What good would that do without the nutritional education? There is produce at the grocery store and mennonites sell them too. People here just don't want that.

The change to eating healthier habits has to be taught to children. Parents buy what their children want to eat.If kids can start asking for fruits & veggies instead of sugary snacks that may change the adults eating habits as well.

Why not offer a health /PE combo class at grade school level? Where nutrition can be part of a health curriculum.

That is truly the only way this county will ever get healthier than what it is now.
get fit

Owensboro, KY

#9 Apr 13, 2013
Or another idea is that TC Health Dept could sponsor an after school community involvement health/nutrition class for elementary aged children. Classes could be 30 minutes one or two days a week. Kids zumba would be fun with time allotted for nutritional education.The key is making it all fun.
Glowgo

Paris, TN

#10 Apr 13, 2013
If the schools had healthy cafeteria food and cooking classes, I'm sure many kids would realize how good it feels to eat healthily.

So many commercials on cartoon networks target children and persuade them to eat crap.
Food

Hopkinsville, KY

#11 Apr 13, 2013
The schools do offer healthier foods and it goes in the trash and the kids go home hungry some days.
get fit

Owensboro, KY

#12 Apr 13, 2013
Food wrote:
The schools do offer healthier foods and it goes in the trash and the kids go home hungry some days.
It is not the schools fault. The free lunch program mandates what is to be served at school.The government program would have been more effective if they would have allocated funding for each school to have a nutritional program in place. You can not simply say to the kids here eat this and not educate them on why they are having to do so.
true

Versailles, IN

#13 Apr 14, 2013
get fit wrote:
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You can not simply say to the kids here eat this and not educate them on why they are having to do so.
So a garden?
get fit

Owensboro, KY

#14 Apr 14, 2013
The USDA has a Team Nutrition program for schools. You can find information on the usda.gov . Grants are available to schools for nutritional training if they apply by April 2013.
get fit

Owensboro, KY

#15 Apr 14, 2013
usda.gov website
get fit

Calhoun, KY

#16 Apr 14, 2013
true wrote:
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So a garden?
A garden would be a great idea for families to partake in.Since a garden is mostly seasonal with most work to done in summer it makes a better home activity.

I do have to say that we are homeschooling our kids. We teach them produce at the grocery store and give them a quiz about it when we get home. If there is a fruit or veggie that they have never seen before we google and research it. We also explain that there is both good and bad fuels for our bodies.Also that the more ingredients in a product the worse it is. There are a lot of lessons to teach children about nutrition in the home enviroment. We are learning along with them as parents. We are blessed to be living in an age where knowledge is available via the internet.

My observations about the school system are that of an outsider looking in so to speak.However I have noticed obvious weight issues within this county.So changes should start somewhere.
get fit

Calhoun, KY

#17 Apr 14, 2013
oops... environment
well

Owensboro, KY

#18 Apr 14, 2013
To each their own.If you like lettuce great. If you like donuts that's fine too. If you like lettuce on your donut well... its your choice.

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