On the Frontlines of Childhood Obesity

As a pediatrician, Dr. Lisa Thornton sees first-hand the shocking health effects of childhood obesity. Obesity is the flip side of hunger and helping food-insecure families is a challenge. Food policy like the Farm Bill plays a big role in solving the problem of obesity.

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Lonny LeFever
11.04.11

We need to stop putting growth hormones in the animals feed,first. Then we need to give the children the seeds and watch them bring anew a life past.
The farm bill leaves no room for healthy foods we serve each day to our children. As long as it is cheap and quick to the market they don’t care what thaat might be doing to our bidies.
We have to stop walking into our local grocery and expecting to find strawberry in January or what ever it isn’t a slow food system. We all want it right now and when all of a sudden we find that probably close to 45 % of our population is either overweight, or obeast. Turn off those laptops and play station and help them learn where and how their food is raised. Give a kid a broccolli plant and watch when it get close to the time to hearvest it. Then see if they mifght want to taste what they grew,without all the chemicals and truley fresh. Not fresh after traveling 1,600 to get to their tables..Is that what you call fresh maybe you might start to understand how we have grown to some many over weigh people in this nation.

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