Hi friends! I know I haven’t posted in quite some time, but I came across this video and had to share. It shows the journey of Jim, a 32-year-old suffering from a heart attack, but in reverse. It’s so relevant in our current climate of childhood obesity, but the story doesn’t stop there. It shows the results of Jim’s bad habits carrying forth into adulthood. Enjoy!
When I wrote about new school lunch standards last month, I mentioned that there was some flexibility for schools in terms of the initially proposed meat and grain maximums. This flexibility was intended to be temporary, for the first school year of implementation. This was meant to allow schools and suppliers time to comply with the new standards. Unfortunately, the USDA announced yesterday that the flexible standards would become permanent. What does this mean? No maximum amounts for meat or grains served in school meals. Huge portions, huge kids. What a disappointing move by the USDA.
Here’s a great article from NPR on the time crunch students face during their lunch periods. Since part of healthy eating means paying attention to your satiety cues (when you are getting full), this has big implications for childhood obesity prevention.