Saturday, May 06, 2006

Don't touch the candy machine!!

Saying for the Day: Dangerous weight is on the rise in kids.

The federal government has discovered fat kids. According to our government almost 20% of our grade school students are obese.

The lawmakers are putting the blame on schools and candy bar machines.

Certainly kids prefer candy bars to the terrible tasting but very healthy food the school serves. So lawmakers want the candy machines gone. Make them eat healthy meals by not giving them a choice.

I'’ve got bad news for the government experts. This will not work. Those kids came to school fat.

These are the kids whose parents had to fork out extra money for car seats for obese babies.

The school didn'’t make them fat.

If you rule out the candy machines and pop machines the kids will bring their own. They have plenty at home.

The capitalists among them might even smuggle in extras and sell them in a new candy black market. Fat kids need their daily fix.

The food industry is fighting back. They say those kids need more exercise. Like that'’s going to happen.

School exercise classes teach fat kids to hate exercise. Sadistic coaches torment them. Mean classmates make fun of them. Believe me it doesn't help.

What we need is nutrition training for parents. Parents need to model both good eating habits and meaningful exercise. If they don't you can't solve the problem of fat kids. A recent study shows that if the parents just got their kid to drink one less can of soda and a candy bar and then took them for an hour walk they would begin to shape up.

So please just leave the candy machines alone.

9550 spins without a prize.Old Hapless loves to watch greed in action. Last night on "Deal or No Deal " there it was. The lady could have taken home $299,000 . All she had to do was say deal. Her husband shouted at her to take the deal. But there was the possibility of getting more. She wanted more. So she pushed on. She ended up with $25,000. Isn't greed wonderful. I wonder if her husband will forgive her. Of course she also got a puppy.
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if Old Hapless doesn't suddenly overcome his greed and stop spinning the IWON slot machine thus ending this blog entry. we will be back tomorrow with" As the World Spins"
Betty has gone to a conference. I spent the morning updating the church web page. Put in this Sunday's bulletin and a great new top ten list. Lois at Upper Peninsula and Beyond finally put up a picture of our house. It is right across from the hospital in the picture just above the trucks.I made a loaf od Dr. Pepper bread. Betty and I went to church. Jack preached and did a good job as always. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I agree with you 100 percent. The kids and I are going to walk this summer...the only problem is it will probably be to McDonalds and back! But at least it will take a total of two hours to walk there and back.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

I agree Dr John, they will find a way to get their fix...also I think a lot of it has to do with these kids play on computers and games on tv. When we were young we were outside playing and running. These kids are so busy text messaging each other and IM'ing each other they dont have time to do anything else!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

You are so right! Those kids started school fat! My sis in law can give me a hard time all she wants.Just cause she gave her 7mth old easter candy doesnt mean I have to give my 1 year old candy. The kids wanna eat sugar cause thats what they are used to! Hello?!

11:17 AM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I must agree also. I saw my kids today on a bike ride with there mother and when there with me we are playing football or whatever. Course when I was there age I could of ate whateever and never gained a pound. My kids are like that. Sad to say when you get old the metabalism slows down and that fat comes. But if your active it stay off.


6:50 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

In our country they cut down Physed classes to one a day. Invaded our schools with pop and treat machines to make more money for the schools.
Cut back luch hour to just mere minutes, where kids have to swallow and not chew for their is not time. And guess what they will choose to eat if they only have a certain amount of time.

The kids started sitting more at computers then being taken out into the 'world outside' for some classes that would have been better served experiencing for real than reading about it.

Now, Physed was bought back mandatory on a daily basis. Pop and treats machines are banned. And their is an emphasis on more balanced teaching. And their is a rule, no sugarly nothings to be sent to school. No pop, chocolate bars, candy etc...
That's better!!!

It's not whatsoever that parents have no responsibility. They better. Don't buy as much junk food. Teach them to love fruits. Make activity fun. Play with the kids. And kick them to the back yard instead of letting them watch hours on end of tv or playing games...
I just think that the saying that it takes a community to raise a child is appropiate.

I'm glad that the school is taking some responsibility. Now is the parent's turn...

6:53 AM  

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