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Should the Kansas Legislature create laws to crack down on childhood obesity?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
61% 200
Yes
 
35% 115
Undecided
 
3% 10
Total 325

Comments

labmonkey 7 years, 2 months ago

No junk food in schools would be a good start. More PE. I would actually be for extending the school day an hour with making that hour manditory PE for grades 1-12.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 7 years, 2 months ago

What is this "crack down on obesity" garbage? It's not a crime! There is enough "weight hate" in this country without this kind of instigative wordage appearing like vomitus before the rawboned dogs that lay waste to waists in the sewer of their enabled, plebian gall.

Oh, I'm just writing my own garbage to write/right garbage a bit. No offense!~)

Michael Capra 7 years, 2 months ago

attack the people that feed them its a crime

firelife09 7 years, 2 months ago

Are any of you students currently? As a student it should be plainly obvious that whilst there is alot of pe programs here at LHS,but not everybody has the time... and besides, it is the students who choose what they eat each day.

sharono 7 years, 2 months ago

I think PE should be mandatory - the problem is that is not the total answer either.

When schools are short on money, they cut programs. It used to be that health class taught you how to eat right as well as how to care for your body and stay well. It was generally taught during PE class. PE used to be mandatory and offer a lot of options for kids that did not excel in the typical sports.

Every kid I ever knew LOVED a good game of dodgeball on a rainy day, and that can be done with yarn balls so no one gets hurt and nothing is damaged in the classroom! Ours was generally during math or social studies when the teacher AND us kids needed a well-deserved break during the last 15 minutes of class. Outside, just about everybody could excel at kickball on the baseball diamond. The bottom line is that it was FUN and not a structured "work out", Just getting kids out on the playground during an after lunch recess gave them the chance to walk around and talk - even that is better than nothing!

Obesity is more complicated than just what you eat, and if you exercise - but certainly those are great places to start the battle and a chance to have fun!

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