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.