Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Please Teach the Children

There is so much focus on the education of our children regarding academics, I fear that we are failing them in the education of life. (I am not saying the academic education should be diluted in anyway). The attached report shows that all kid's through the 12th grade are eating much more than the daily allowance of sugar and saturated fats. Even more concerting is that most of the food eaten represents "empty calories." This is the grain desserts, soda, and pizza our kids love.

I often hear that it is the schools responsibility to educate our kids academically, but when it comes to eating and social skills it is the parents responsibility. Well, I agree with this to a point except for the fact that our kids spend 6-8 hours a day at school. Who is responsible to feed them well during this time? The schools! I am still mind-boggled that we cannot serve healthy food in our primary schools. The excuse is that kids won't eat healthy. I don't agree... If you give them a choice, they will probably take the familiar unhealthy foods, but if the schools eliminate them, there will really be no alternative. They are hungry, they will eat.

Please get rid of the unhealthy food in our primary schools and educate them wholly. Not just academically, but socially and responsibly.

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