(from the Bowling Green Daily News)
House Bill 52 – which 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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