Tuesday, December 06, 2005

I'm Shocked!

Study Links Bake Sales, Weight Problems

"MINNEAPOLIS - Schools that run bake sales and let teachers reward students with candy risk having more overweight pupils, a study in Minneapolis suggests."
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"Lead author Martha Kubik, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota, acknowledged her research doesn't prove that such food practices contribute to adolescent obesity, but there does seem to be a connection."
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"Her study's results make sense to Kevin Miller, principal of Fair Haven Middle School, which banned bake sales and went junk food-free as part of a districtwide program in the New Haven, Conn. Miller doesn't allow vending machines, and his cafeteria promotes healthy food.
Kids are actually eating apples and oranges instead of throwing them away. And because there aren't any candy wrappers around, he said, "our hallways are impeccable."


Who says common sense is absent in our American society? ,

1 Opinions:

Blogger Dr. C speaks!

I am sure this outbreak of sanity will be contained soon. Better alert the Center for Unintelligent Thinking. They can send a SWAT team.

3:40 PM  

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