Can Recess Slow Childhood Obesity?
Your Take: An environmental education expert advocates an old-school solution for children’s health.
- By: Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted: May 12, 2012 at 12:08 AM
In almost all cases evolution is a good thing. The fact that I am sitting at a desk typing is evolution — my prehistoric ancestors found relief by banging their hands against a rock. The president’s recent announcement that he has become fully evolved on the issue of marriage equality is another sign that over time, good things do indeed happen.
Conversely, the aggressive rate at which the obesity epidemic is evolving in the black community is a travesty. Recent articles, like Alice Randall’s op-ed in the New York Times last week, would have you believe that black women, who are 60 times more likely to be obese than any other group, “want to be fat” and that they “love their curves” because they show their “wisdom.”
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