Warren County school board against Obesity legislation for the children

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School officials against proposed physical activity bill

(from the Bowling Green Daily News)

House Bill 52which aims to reduce obesity and improve body mass index in children.  A bill in the Kentucky House that mandates 30 minutes of physical activity be set aside each day for schoolchildren does not have the support of local education officials.

“I’m not in favor of it,” said Mike Wilson, a Warren County school board member.  “I think we do a pretty good job of tracking food and nutrition anyway. It causes problems for us when Frankfort comes out with something like this. While it is well-intentioned, they don’t realize the impact it has on the districts.”

In KY county schools, 54 percent of elementary schools are meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s target for recommended physical activity per week.  That means 46 percent do not.  NOT ACCEPTABLE!!

What kind of hope can we have for our children if school board members are not helping to make a difference?

30 minutes activity and this guy says NO!!! aaaaarrrrrrgggghhhhh are you kidding me Mr Mike??

How can I HELP if you’re not going to???

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About David Nuckols

Inspiring individuals to learn about the human body to motivate lifestyle changes that improve their own self-image

Posted on May 11, 2010, in health marketing, Home, motivation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. We moved from texas about 4 years ago and 30 minutes of activity was mandated. It went into place about a year before we left. Basically the teachers made the kids walk around the school grounds for the 30 minutes each day. It wasn’t much, but it was something. I think any amount of activity is definitely worth it. When I heard about Warren County Schools not being interested in it, I couldn’t believe it.

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