Childhood obesity an ongoing battle

Childhood obesity an ongoing battle

There are 11 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Oct 17, 2008, titled Childhood obesity an ongoing battle. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A recent study that appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that the rate of obesity among children has leveled off after 25 years of steady growth.

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Grandma Fudd

Oviedo, FL

#1 Oct 17, 2008
What is truly astounding is that we send our kids to public schools to mold their minds but we ignore their physical well being altogether. Just the idea that someone would dare to send home a "grade" or note advising parents on a regular basis of their child's physical condition and abilities sends them into spasms of anger and hostility. "How dare they say my kid is grossly overweight, can't hardly walk, much less run, and will probably weight 400 lbs before he is in middle school? My God I'm waddling down right now and going to give that principal a load of my mind - right after I eat this pizza, drink this chocolate shake and finish these biggie sized French fries.
uhm

Eatonton, GA

#2 Oct 17, 2008
A lot of Topix users can lead by example -- get off your fat asses and go to the gym or for a walk.
Maxfield

Orlando, FL

#3 Oct 18, 2008
Still gets back to parental responsibility. Most of the parents are fat asses too. This is not someone else's responsibility.
Jay

Saint Petersburg, FL

#4 Oct 20, 2008
I have found a good book for children to help them develop healthy eating habits and a positive attitude about fruits and vegetables. The website is http://www.tommythetomato.com
Observer

Port Orange, FL

#5 Oct 25, 2008
The Clinic ought to look at its own staff to set an example for the children they're treating. Donuts, bagels and pastries should be avoided at the various breakfast meetings and catered meals at the numerous lunches and excessive meetings could be dropped. The administrators, some of whom have been packing it on recently, would look trimmer and more money could be spent where it needs to be...on the care of children....rather than down the pie-holes of the administrators.
Kevin

New Orleans, LA

#6 Nov 22, 2008
There is a teacher in South Florida who developed a new program called Edu-Fitt. This program is phenomenal. I bought a kit for my son and we use it together. It helps to decrease childhood obesity and increase student achievement in many subject areas. My son loves it. I could never get him interested in exercising but this program changed his perspective. The website address is www.getfitwithcoachsmith.com This program will mean to children what Tae-Bo meant to many adults around the world.
Skipper

Spring, TX

#7 Jul 5, 2013
I'm bored with the mock trial. I'll just pop up the obesity threads for the posters who need to see them.

Is George posting here? Surely seems like a Land O Lard here.
Wintergirl

Spring, TX

#8 Aug 7, 2013
Here, the kids have PE every day until they finish their PE credit in high school.
The high schools are multi-level and the kids must use the stairs, so they at least get some exercise every day. It is rare to see an obese kid here. People are health conscious and usually have gym memberships, bike, run, swim, play tennis, racquetball, etc.
Perrier

Houston, TX

#9 Sep 14, 2013
Once again, no reply from the sharp shooters.
Vib_Ram

Spring, TX

#10 Apr 14, 2015
I don't have a lot of patient with morbidly obese people. I could not do what Dr. Nowzaraden in Houston does with his beyond morbidly obese patients, some 600 lbs. That and Hoarders makes me want to vomit. Can't watch more than a quick head turn when I am flipping through the channels.

I tried to help one person, but they wouldn't do the work and never even got into the obese range. They have remained morbidly obese because they sit on their behind. I can't stand that.
vib_ram

Spring, TX

#11 Apr 18, 2015
Wintergirl wrote:
Here, the kids have PE every day until they finish their PE credit in high school.
The high schools are multi-level and the kids must use the stairs, so they at least get some exercise every day. It is rare to see an obese kid here. People are health conscious and usually have gym memberships, bike, run, swim, play tennis, racquetball, etc.
There are the thinnest girls here and some guys too. I see most of them in Whole Foods or out running. It seems to be an obsession. The anorexia/bulimia is just as devastating as a few extra pounds.

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