We need to solve childhood obesity. Parents aren’t listening. Some of them see no problem with their child being “a little thick”. I know! I have a great idea! Let’s put up billboards of fat kids so that they will be ostracized even more by their peers and feel even worse about themselves! Oh…wait…that wasn’t [...]
People often ask me, when I talk about play based fitness program, or discuss the FUNction Program, whether I have any quantitative data on changes in BMI or on Fitnessgram to “prove” that these types of programs work. I am a trained researcher. Well trained, in fact, at Georgetown University Medical Center. I know how to design experiments and write grants. So, why wouldn’t I design a study to show whether my program works to reduce BMI or increase how fast or far a child runs?
I saw this today… Here is my response: Play with the kids…It all gets better
I was grateful earlier this week to serve on a panel that produced a lively, productive discussion on youth obesity in the African-American community. Now, those of you that know me personally, or have heard me speak, know that I hate the title “youth obesity”. If we are to solve the issue, we must focus [...]
Now, imagine if the very earliest messages you hear is that people who look like you don’t succeed. You are destined to be nothing but a drug dealer or an athlete. Someone comes along and shows you other opportunities, but you don’t believe them, because your belief tells you that these opportunities are not for you.