We Are What We Eat: It's As True Now As It Ever Was
When we were kids, our elders were always telling us to "eat fish, carrots, green vegetables" and the like. Naturally, we resisted --but thankfully, those foods steadily made their way into our diets.
Now that is often not the case. The poor quality of the diets of American children is playing a major role in the epidemic of childhood obesity and diabetes that is sweeping our nation. Fortunately, more and more families and schools are becoming aware of the problem and taking action. The Appleton Wisconsin High School offers a dramatic example of what has been happening and how systems can be changed for the better.
For some time, while the school's cafeteria concentrated on processed foods, the school was described as out-of-control. There were weapons violations, student disruptions, and a cop on duty full-time. Then the meals were changed to be far more nutritious.
After the change in school meals, the students were reported to be calm, focused, and orderly. There were no more weapons violations, and no suicides, expulsions, dropouts, or drug violations. The new diet and improved behavior has lasted for seven years, and now other schools are changing their meal programs with similar results."
if you would like to learn more about what was done and the amazing things that can be achieved when citizens unite to improve children's health,.go to http://www.wanttoknow.info/health/healthy_diet_changes