“Take proper care of our children and imply to them the best way.”
We live in a culture of sedentary living and overeating. Our kids are watching, listening and understanding about life and how to live from us adults, their leaders. They are not considering what we should say. They are carefully watching how we live.
Schools, parents, and local, state and federal governments all possess a leadership role with regards to educating our youngsters and keeping them in good physical shape. What kind of message are they sending our kids?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), twenty percent of our children ages 6-17 are overweight. In 1980, only 6 percent of our kids were overweight. Our children are increasingly being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes had been considered an illness for adults.
In a local newspaper, I read a dismal report. Physical education, music, and art are now being eliminated from your schools while there are no amounts to pay for them. The budgets are already slashed and teachers are increasingly being released. This trend has been occurring sometime now. Funding for the education product is not expected to boost.
Are we discussing money and jobs? The primary mission of our school system is to coach our kids. Physical education, art, and music are simply as needed for the growth of our kids as reading, writing, and math.
The CDC has determined there’s a causal connection between academic performance and school-based exercising, according to the report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, April 2010, The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance. These findings with your health of our little ones make it important to can – with or without additional funding or teaching jobs …Read more