Monday, October 02, 2006

More on the obesity epidemic

Should the govt start doing something in schools about the obesity epidemic? YES - especially as they are the ones at the root of the problem in the first place! What they should do, and I believe it is a matter of urgency - is that they implement the following strategies immediately.
1. Abolish the die-while-you-wait government health (sic) system. Generations of New Zealanders have been led to a false sense of security that if they get sick it will fix them up! As we know it WONT (- it will just put you on a waiting list - that is if you are one of the LUCKY ones!)

2. Get the govt out of the education sector! After taking responsibility for their childrens education, and hoodwinking Generations of New Zealanders into believing they know what is best for you, we have now been taught only what govts think we should know, and the 1-size fits all mentality has now proven itself to be severally lacking. Give the responsibility for a childs health AND education back to the people it rightly belongs to - the parents, and let them chose the education they desire for their children.

Govt schools are churning out drop-outs at an alarming rate, and it's no wonder - the teachers dont have time to teach the three Rs, they're too busy checking the kids lunch-boxes - do us all a favour and just get out of the way.

Suggesting govt should do something about this epidemic is just asking for more of the medicine that caused the problem in the first instance


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