Almost 30 years ago, the USDA made an earnest attempt to classify ketchup as a fresh vegetable in school lunches. For obvious reasons, the proposal was widely ridiculed and shot down. In 2004, the department had another go, this time championing batter-coated french fries. So don’t feel guilty about super-sizing your fries anymore; just think of them as a salad-the USDA does.
We all remember the days of walking into our Health class, a very boring part of the Physical Education curriculum. We sat in class each day and just sat there as we listened to our teacher lecture on various health topics. It was so methodical in nature. We listened, raised our hand to answer a question, reviewed, and were given a quiz or test before moving on to the next topic. Nothing new or exciting, no interaction, just sit and listen. An occasional movie or guest speaker was thrown in for good measure.
The Effects of Violent Television on Kids
As a child, my parents insisted their four kids pick one main television show per week to watch and supplement it with educational TV. So the local PBS station was usually on when I was a wee one. The older we became, we were not allowed to watch anything racy, violent or something which dealt with adult topics. But TV in the 70’s and 80’s was a lot different than it is now. My brother chose shows like “Star Trek” and my sister and I chose shows like “Little House on the Prairie”. These were good shows for kids to watch.