Moderated by Tom Sabulis
It may not be fair to bring up obesity during the holidays when many of us like to indulge thankfully, and guiltlessly, in our favorite feasts. But there may be no better time to discuss it. The American Medical Association recently classified obesity as a disease, and experts say Medicare needs to cover treatments. Another columnist writes that younger people can guide their elders in keeping their weight and health under control.
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Our youth can fight obesity
By John E. Maupin Jr.
Something dramatic happened a few years back when an elementary school in DeKalb County began teaching students about nutrition, health and fitness. The children became interested in the quality of the food they were eating and in exercise. Soon, they were telling their parents what to put in their lunchboxes and dragging them to early morning fitness classes at school.
I think about this example every time someone asks me what we’re going to do about the