After reading this article, I found it concerning about the statistics of overweight children in the US. According to Lynne Hall, a school nurse, almost 40% of students at her school can be categorized as overweight. These overweight children are developing diseases such as diabetes that are most typically developed during adulthood as a result. However, Mrs. Hall has come up with an innovative plan to tackle obesity, calling it the 5-2-1 plan. The plan includes at least 5 portions of vegetables, 2 hours or less of screen time (computer, video games, TV, etc.) and at least 1 hour of play each day. I think more plans like this should be implemented at school because growing up, students do spend the majority of there lives at school. Therefore, I think schools should implement or come up with healthy living plans for their students and provide nutritious, and well-portioned meals at lunchtime.
Via Sally Hunt