5 Dollars

My life as an at-home momma of 3 amazing kids...it's kind of like shoveling snow in a blizzard.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

4 in 10 Indianapolis kids overweight!

An article in today's Indianapolis Star says that 40% of Indianapolis area kids are either overweight or obese. The study was conducted by the Marion County Health Department. This study, which is the most comprehensive look at childhood obesity in Marion County, found that 22 percent of the 90,147 school children evaluated were obese, while another 18 percent were overweight.

YIKES!

Maybe they need to get off the couch, away from the TV, XBox and the compter screen and get a little exercise. Maybe they need gym class every day instead of twice a week. Maybe they need more than a 10 minute recess at school. Maybe mom and dad need to look at how many Happy Meals they eat a month.

1 Comments:

  • At 8:14 AM, October 19, 2006 , Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

    Yeah exactly and I seem to remember when I was in school we had gym every day, and two recess a day. Now I have heard talk of them eliminating recess all together. Yeah that will help huh

     

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