A Simple, Cost Effective Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategy For Any School District in the US

Even though the childhood obesity epidemic has recently been described as leveling off, the problem is not subsiding, and we’re light years away from eliminating it. While complicated and expensive solutions are being proposed by many authorities, one group of concerned exercise physiologists has recently outlined a simple 7 step solution that any school district in America can initiate, as long as they’re action oriented, and they really want to take regular, documented bites out of childhood obesity in their own schools starting this fall.

Here’s their Simple 7 Step Solution….

1. Adopt a district wide goal of eliminating childhood obesity in one decade or less.

2. Conduct a district wide test to find out which of your students can perform conventional pull ups. Since it’s common knowledge that kids who can do conventional pull ups can’t be obese, you’ll be starting off the school year off with documented evidence that a specific percentage of your students are not obese. This will serve as a baseline.

3. Reward all students who can perform conventional pull ups with a special T-Shirt (sweatshirt, cap, etc.) and a Certificate of Immunization signifying that as long as they maintain their ability to do pull ups, they’ll be naturally immunized against obesity.

4. Encourage these students to increase their ability to do conventional pull ups because the more pull ups students can do, the greater their physical efficiency (leanness) will be.

5. Then, using a simple height adjustable pull up bar and leg assisted pull ups, begin to help all K-2 students learn to do conventional pull ups in a predictable amount of time, and to naturally immunize themselves against obesity in the process.

6. Each subsequent school year add one class level (i.e. in year 2 add 3rd grade, year 3 add 4th grade, etc) until all grade levels, K-12, are included.

7. Document and celebrate all your successes on your school’s websites, and newsletters and keep the local media updated as you make regular, documented progress towards eliminating childhood obesity in your school district every day of the week.

If you like ideas that are simple, affordable, and proven, wait no longer. Take action today!

And a Potential State Budget

As indicated above, this simple cost effective obesity prevention strategy is one that any school district in the U.S. can initiate starting this fall if they’re action oriented self starters. But if self starting, action oriented school districts are hard to find, some states may decide that it’s time to pro-actively step in and prime the pump, and the following represents a State Budget that would start the ball rolling.

1. One State Director, $100,000 (total $100,000)

2. Ten Regional/County Directors at $50,000 each (total $500,000)

3. Ten $10,000 stipends to 10 physical educators per Region (total $1,000,000)

4. Equipment and Publicity $400,000 (total $400,000)

5. Total State Budget (personnel, equipment, and publicity) $2,000,000

6. Goal # 1, to document 20,000 students naturally immunized against obesity in year 1

7. Goal # 2 document 2,000 students naturally immunized against obesity/region

8. Goal # 3 document 200 students naturally immunized against obesity/stipend holder

9. Goal # 4 will be to keep the average cost of naturally immunizing students against obesity for life to under $100 per student

10. Goal # 5 will be to duplicate this project each year for one full decade at which point childhood obesity will be effectively eliminated in this state.

11. A national budget (50 states) of $100,000,000 per year will produce/document at least 1,000,000 kids who are naturally immunized against obesity each year

12. A decade long, national budget of $1,000,000,000 (one billion dollars over 10 years) would eliminate childhood obesity in America and prove to be a veritable bargain when compared to the cost of failing to win that critical and costly war.

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