The ABC is reporting that: a new survey has found that more than a quarter of senior primary school students in Canberra are overweight or obese.
Katy Gallagher says these results will help the government to create new strategies to combat our, shall we say “growing” society.
Well, I think enough strategies already exist. The teachers lecture students about what not to eat (though they seem to focus on McDonalds and Coke Cola a little to much). But I think the problem is very much at home. When I was at school, my colleagues seemed to rarely eat a fresh dinner, instead choosing microwave pizza, chips and chicken nuggets in their room or at the local sport club. There’s only so much the government can do. We can’t have a broccoli gestapo now can we?
So, what can we do to prevent the children turning into marshmallows?
If you have kids, what are you feeding them and doing to make sure they eat well?