June 23, 2010

Who’s Legally Responsible For Obesity?

Listen as Dani and her guests weigh in and answer questions like: Are restaurants responsible? Or the government? Where does the responsibility really belong? This show aired June 23rd, 2010.

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Listen as Dani and her guests weigh in and answer questions like: Are restaurants responsible? Or the government? Where does the responsibility really belong? This show aired June 23rd, 2010.

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  1. Reen July 1, 2010
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    Regarding the parents being responsible for their children’s weight; I agree about poor food choices in the home…yet we really must pay more attention to food offered at school. We have a strict budget in our home, and do not purchase soda, chips, cookies, chocolate, etc. We plan 2 meals/2 healthy snacks per day, 30 days in advance and grocery shop only 1x per month. We do not eat at restaurants – nice ones or fast food ones – because we cook everything at home. We restrict tv/video games and do a sport or exercise every evening. Very disciplined. However, since my son returned to public school, he gained 15 pounds in 6 months. He is only 8 years old. In my effort to help him work the weight off, I visited the elementary school during lunch and was horrified by the food they offer. The kids get a choice between fried entree #1 or fried entree #2. Veggies and fruit optional. The choice my son made was a giant fried eggroll that had pink potted meat looking filling which contained probably 3000 mg of sodium and tasted like crisco. I’m certain a dog would have turned it down. My son gulped it down and then wanted fries afterwards! WHAT? If you ever doubted Michelle Obama’s opinion about school lunches, go to your children’s school, eat the food and you’ll quickly agree that she’s really on to something. School lunches are not what they were just 10 years ago. I realized my son was adding probably 800-1000 extra calories a day to his diet just by eating school lunch. No more buying lunch for him until things change. If we really want to implement change… stop the deep frying and cooking, offer only sandwiches, put the money saved on gas and electric and cafeteria jobs back into the sports programs and make kids do p.e. EVERY SINGLE DAY as we used to do in the 80’s and 90’s. The kids will be slimmer and I’ll bet ADHD symptoms will go away, too. This is a very serious issue.

  2. Bonnie July 28, 2010
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    Thanks Dani for the information about values….it was a big wake up call to me and I am changing in this department but I need to change faster for sure!
    God bless you and Hans, Cabe, Roman, Micah, Christina and Arika and your team keep up the good work!