Eat Less, Move More

Posted by on Jun 1, 2011 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Eat Less, Move More

In “The Washington Post,” Sunday, May 22, columnist Kathleen Parker considers childhood obesity. She advises kids: “Eat less; move more; listen to your parents — if you can find them…. ” She reminds us that the “rate of childhood obesity has doubled for preschool children in the past three decades.” She encourages us to give our children “more chores and fewer gadgets.” Strong words, and we get her point. Let’s (lovingly) kick our kids outdoors to play. Let’s expect them to do chores. Let’s call them to the dinner table for healthy food and conversation. Let’s play together. This old-fashioned approach to getting every body In Sync is as pleasant as it is effective.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/health-reform-and-obesity-eat-drink-and-watch-out/2011/05/20/AFoQ427G_story.html