Mexico Puts School Children on a DIET

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We should lead, not follow when it comes to children’s health.  I will have workouts going for kids to participate in this summer when schools out.

Mexico Puts Its Children on a Diet

By ELISABETH MALKIN
Published: March 13, 2011

MEXICO CITY — Mexico put its schoolchildren on a diet at the beginning of the year. But as often happens with New Year’s resolutions, there are many ways to cheat. Here is some of what is allowed for sale in schools under new guidelines that are intended to combat childhood obesity: lollipops, potato and corn chips (in multiple guises), and cookies (complemented by marshmallow or chocolate filling).

By all measures, Mexico is one of the fattest countries in the world, and the obesity starts early. One in three children is overweight or obese, according to the government. So the nation’s health and education officials stepped in last year to limit what schools could sell at recess. (Schools in Mexico do not provide lunch.)

Read rest of story at New York Times

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