Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Unapologetic insolence from an aging subversive

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Fat Chance


The Executive Director of the Central Western Region (Queensland) is singing the praises of the newly-introduced keep fit programme in State Schools. (ABC Local Radio - 29th Jan).

Apparently it’s sufficient to get young Queenslanders raising a sweat. More power to her elbow, but I don’t rate its chances of success.

The need for such a programme is pretty obvious.

Check this link for some statistics -

http://www.child-obesity.info/child-health/alarming-statistics-about-child-obesity-in-australia.html

By the time the same young Queenslander has tucked in at the local Maccas or Hungry Jacks on the way to or from school, it’s all a bit futile.

If you think I’m exaggerating, watch any of these outlets at 8am or 3pm and watch the comings and goings. In Roma the Maccas outlet is directly across the road from a large primary school. The kids aren’t ordering the healthy stuff.

I‘m not advocating any restrictions – just making an observation. Good luck, Education
authorities.

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