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November 27, 2005

THE ISSUE: --The school system is considering a proposal to ban the sale of candy and limit the sale of soda from vending machines; eliminate certain high-fat, high-sugar a la carte items; and prohibit the sale of candy at after-school events. What do you think of this plan?

Kids' activity levels must be increased

The school system has come up with a politically correct, no-cost plan for attacking the childhood obesity epidemic by banning the sale of junk food in schools. However, it will have little practical effect if students are not also forced to increase their activity levels.

Schools share much of the blame by having gutted physical education programs over the years. It's high time to re-institute mandatory, daily physical education at all levels, K-12.

Oh, and do school buses really need to stop at every street corner in town?

Daniel Cline


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