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    Filed at 6:41 am under by dcobranchi

    File this under “Open mouth. Insert foot.”

    In an article on a program to fight childhood obesity, a home educating mom gives aid and comfort to the enemy:

    “It’s a wonderful program,” Sutton said. “I home school and my girls don’t get a regular school physical eduacation program. It helps teach better nutrition and offers fitness activities.”

    Hey, Chris- is this worthy of inclusion in the list?

    3 Responses to “AND WHOSE FAULT IS THAT?”

    Comment by
    March 30th, 2005
    at 8:01 am

    I think it is.

    Comment by
    March 30th, 2005
    at 9:06 am

    Yeah, my kids don’t get a regular physical education PROGRAM either. We just play soccer, bike, hike, swim, take walks, ice skate, run and do weight training, do archery and shooting, and participate in scouts — where they have done rafting, mountain climbing, caving, rappelling, and personal fitness among other things. Don’t forget the back yard football and baseball games in our neighborhood and a general commitment to the outdoors and non-couch potato-ish living through camping/hunting/fishing/trail building and ecological concerns.

    And then there’s our cooking and shopping together — my 7 yo who cannot be said to be officially “reading” yet can nonetheless look at the label of a cereal and tell you how many grams of sugar are in it and whether or not it can be put into our shopping cart. And I can’t forget the co-op we were in where we did a unit study on nutrition and food processing based on books like What’re We Feeding Our Kids where the kids did an intense study of nutrition, which resulted in one of my kids making the decision to become vegetarian at an age when other kids are deciding to smoke, abuse alcohol, or have premature sexual relationships.

    Yeah, we homeschoolers have a tough time addressing these physical education/nutrition issues without a “program.”

    Comment by
    March 31st, 2005
    at 12:55 am

    SCHOLA just posted a little ditty on the new mission of the Cookie Monster – to combat child obesity:

    Isn’t it a phat (wonderful) loco (crazy) world we live in?