Many of us have battled weight all of our life. Others eat all they want and never gain a pound. Some even say, "I weigh the same as I did 30 years ago." Hooray for them.
It is discouraging to see some of the youngsters' in the seventh and eighth grade overweight and some reaching obesity. Experiments have proven that being overweight affects the learning process.
The school is unable to control the eating habits of the children. They do have lunches in the cafeteria, which are supposed to be well-balanced. How tasty they are I can't say.
This is where the parent can help. Parent, look at your child. Is he or she just right? A little plump? Wearing X-large? Cellulite on their thighs? Sits and watches TV and eat snacks? Do you say, "It's only baby fat?" Do you serve them the same portion as you give yourself?