If we instill in children the importance of being physically active at a young age they will be more likely to have a healthier life style in adult hood. This will save money in healthcare cost because there will be less medical problems due to weight problems.
USDA brags that 1 in 6 Americans are receiving some type of food asssistance. In many cases the monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits are double/triple what a working class family has to spend on groceries. As a result, low income families are purchasing unhealthy foods instead of just the essentials. In the United States 2/3 of Adults and 1/3 of children are overweight or obese and the highest... more »
I suggest to make it a condition for federal funding that public schools do not serve or have soda machines available on the school grounds. The USA is facing a obesity epidemic. One of the leading causes is the amount of sugar in Soda. The medical costs are stagering to treat all the people with diseases that are caused by obesity, such as diabetes, heart conditions, and strokes. This would save millions from Gov't... more »