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Old 06-08-2019, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Pyongjang
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I seem to remember a certain First Lady who had a healthy eating initiative for kids, as well as a garden that she invited kids in to tend. I believe she was behind getting rid of a lot of the snack machines and soda machines in grade schools and getting kids to have better food choices, but I also seem to remember the outrage this brought forth by conservatives, who yelled "Nanny State!" and other such nonsense.

So now the snack machines and soda machines are back, and kids keep getting fatter than ever.

Thanks for nothing, Republicans.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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This is a fake photo.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Japan
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I'm not a big fan of studies that rely on BMI...

Top 10 Reasons Why The BMI Is Bogus
BMI is just the quickest, easiest way to assess obesity, and it's accurate in the vast majority of cases. Very few of us are actually so muscular that our BMI is high without an excess of fat.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:51 PM
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This is a fake photo.
Might be fake....but

https://www.kff.org/other/state-indi...sort":"asc"%7D

But obesity rates are MUCH higher for hispanic and blacks than for whites. Given that most of the immigration into this country has been from hispanic countries you would expect obesity rates to be increasing significantly in the US.

On a similar note I did see a study that showed that average height in the US has dropped by an inch over almost the same time period primarily due to hispanic migration into the US.

I guess the blessing is........

I remember an interview with an Indian that was trying to immigrate to the US. The interviewer asked him why he wanted to live in the US.

He reply was simple and to the point..."I want to live in a country where the poor people are fat".
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Places you dream of
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I agree we are stressed out of our minds with this political climate -and overeat!
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:57 PM
Status: "I CRAVE Canine-stew" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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The ONE fat kid in my grade-school was not as fat as many of the "normal" kids I see today.

It is a whole host of things, such as parents do care to feed their kids healthy foods, because they are fat and eat a diet of junk themselves.

These really little kids, gack, already obese, WTH!?!?!?!?!
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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What I wonder is, why donít people seem to care about being fat? If my weight goes up 5 pounds I fast until it is back to where it should be. But everywhere I go I see young people in their 20s and 30s very overweight, if not obese. And they seem fine with it. When did being overweight become the norm?
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Obesity is our national crisis and is our embarrassment....

I rarely agree with you but I agree with you 100% on this.....
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:53 PM
 
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BMI is just the quickest, easiest way to assess obesity, and it's accurate in the vast majority of cases. Very few of us are actually so muscular that our BMI is high without an excess of fat.
Accurate as far as what? As I posted in this thread, a study showed half of the people deemed overweight were actually just fine health wise, as were millions of obese folks, while on the other hand millions deemed normal by BMI were unhealthy....so it's faulty for assessing the status accurately of anyone.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Japan
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Accurate as far as what?
...indicating if someone is obese, or not.

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As I posted in this thread, a study showed half of the people deemed overweight were actually just fine health wise, as were millions of obese folks, while on the other hand millions deemed normal by BMI were unhealthy....so it's faulty for assessing the status accurately of anyone.
This is true of course. Being obese doesn't necessarily mean anyone has other health problems. But the tendency is there. As a group, obese people are much less healthy than non-obese people.
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