Child Obesity Bill Heads To Lawmakers | Ohio News Network (ONN)

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It's a bill that Dr. Lisa Simpson with Cincinnati Children's Hospital called critical on Monday. Read more
Sakkano

Columbus, OH

#1 May 18, 2010
BMI is a flawed system. A fairly athletic student in jr. or sr. high would throw the BMI because of developed muscle tissue. Even the medical establishment considers the BMI system flawed as it only takes into account height and weight, leaving out bone and muscle density.

“Can't we all just get along? ”

Since: Dec 09

Home is where you make it.

#3 May 18, 2010
I blame the Simpson gene.

Another observation...Why are poorer families more likely to have obese children? I would think they would have less to eat. I simply call it bad parenting that apparently the poor is more likely to try and let the schools take care of their children. School is for learning and growing up. Parents still have to mold their children.
John

Waverly, OH

#4 May 18, 2010
What about these all important tests kids are forced to pass. Are you going to take away from their memorization er,ugh, "academic" time?
JRW

Columbus, OH

#5 May 18, 2010
Fire-and-Ice wrote:
I blame the Simpson gene.
Another observation...Why are poorer families more likely to have obese children? I would think they would have less to eat. I simply call it bad parenting that apparently the poor is more likely to try and let the schools take care of their children. School is for learning and growing up. Parents still have to mold their children.
It's because healthier foods are more expensive. Parents should be exercising WITH their kids....it's obvoius they need to do it too!
JRW

Columbus, OH

#6 May 18, 2010
Does the bill say anything about changing the crap they feed our kids at lunch? That certainly doesn't help the obesity rate!

“Can't we all just get along? ”

Since: Dec 09

Home is where you make it.

#7 May 18, 2010
JRW wrote:
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It's because healthier foods are more expensive. Parents should be exercising WITH their kids....it's obvoius they need to do it too!
We were toothpicks from being poor growing up. It about how active you are, I think. I personally don't let my kids in the house for a few hours during the summer days. All last summer they were outside more than inside. That is how I was raised. We were not allowed in unless we had homework or it was time to eat or time to get ready for bed. We ran the streets all day long on bikes, skateboards, and rollerblades.(I have several community trophies from Dodge (Sunshine) and Westgate and Valleyview) We was raised by my dad and he would be gone for months at a time so we had nothing in the house so we had no choice to go outside. The difference today is I AM around. When I am home I am usually out there with them. I guess I never got used to being inside.

I don't "excercise" but I stay active and we do quite well. It is about time I got this winter fat off though. I am opening my pool and hot tub this weekend. The kids are really excited every year at this time.

All I said goes back to my original point. Parents being responsible and active in their kids lives. Parents just need to make that mental decision to do right and use common sense.
hawk

Columbus, OH

#9 May 18, 2010
I agree, it is up to the parents. I grew up poor and we weren't fat because my mom made sure we obtained exercise. My mom also monitored what we ate and spent her foodstamps wisely, there are budget friendly options to eat healthy if you put forth the effort. People are just looking for any excuse to avoid responsiblity for their choices.

Regardless of income, the school is feeding everyone's kids crap food. I am amazed of the poor choices available to children who aren't even mature enough to make healthy choices.

Parents can draw the line on computer/video game time and make sure their family goes for a walk or gets some form of exercise. If I see my child developing a problem, you had better believe it is my responsibility as his parent to help him.
Amy Barnabi

New Philadelphia, OH

#10 May 18, 2010
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Amy Barnabi

New Philadelphia, OH

#11 May 18, 2010
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hawk

Columbus, OH

#13 May 18, 2010
Amy Barnabi wrote:
http://web.me.com/abarnabi/THI INKFit©_Action_Research/The_T HIINKFit©_Project.html
Check out what we are doing at Claymont Intermediate! My sixth graders have been exercising twenty minutes a day, five days a week PRIOR to the school day starting. It has increased attendance and state testing scores! We are running a road race together this weekend at a local event. I have data and research to back this project up. I am currently awaiting word from Pepsi to see if we will be up for the June 1 voting deadline. Please check us out and let me know what you think! Or contact me at abarnabi@me.com
Now if only we could clone you and have you teaching every classroom in the country. Bad joke, but you are doing a great job and wish there were more dedicated educators such as yourself. You can tell when someone genuinely loves what they are doing.

“Sadly it is what it is.”

Since: Nov 09

Toonville

#14 May 19, 2010
Here we go again. Now the taxpayer is going to foot the bill for the people who let their kids sit in front of the TV. When are we going to start holding these parents accountable?
toadlytired

Columbus, OH

#15 May 19, 2010
Here we go. They really are going to try to legislate fat. Started with smoking, now fat. Government cannot control everything we do. No one makes parents take their children to fast food restaurants. No one made these children sit in front of tv. Take out your cable, put up their video games and let them use their imagination and play. So if schools don't meet BMI's, what are they going to do. Fine the school. This is stupid. We never saw so much obesity, but then we didn't have fast food. We didn't get to buy school lunches very often, we packed.
I wonder if they legislate this what next? Scary. This is not the purpose of the government and should not be their business.
Oh mama

Columbus, OH

#16 May 19, 2010
We've become a nation of fatties and lethargy.
Oh mama

Columbus, OH

#17 May 19, 2010
JRW wrote:
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It's because healthier foods are more expensive. Parents should be exercising WITH their kids....it's obvoius they need to do it too!
Healthier foods are not more expensive. People complain about spending 1.50 on a bunch of bananas and not about the 4.50 bag of chips.
JRW

Columbus, OH

#18 May 19, 2010
Oh mama wrote:
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Healthier foods are not more expensive. People complain about spending 1.50 on a bunch of bananas and not about the 4.50 bag of chips.
You can go to McDonald's & feed 2 kids for $4....now how much do you think it would cost to buy chicken breast and fresh vegetables at the grocery instead? Bananas are more expensive than that and they are the cheapest fruit. Also, you can buy a large bag of Doritos for less than $3. It isn't ok for parents to feed their kids crap, but it is accurate that it is cheaper to do so.
Amy Barnabi

New Philadelphia, OH

#19 Jul 7, 2010
Thanks, Hawk!

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