Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The US needs to do this too!!!

Obesity in America has been an ongoing issue. Mexico has began a new program to monitor what schoolchildren can eat. They have cut out certain high sugar foods from school cafeterias and vending machines and replaced them with low sugar, un-fried foods. Soft drinks have been banned as well. Drinking a soda everyday amounts to an unnecessary 10 extra pounds of body fat a year - gross. I think this is a very proactive idea. Learning to eat right when young could promote a much healthier adult lifestyle. The United States would do well to follow Mexico's lead and create some new, stricter policies of our own. Here's the article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/world/americas/14mexico.html?_r=1&ref=americas

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