City Says Fat Kids Lag in Learning; We Suggest the Prince Fielder Approach
The study finds more than 20 percent of city schoolkids are "obese," and (unsurprisingly), "Overweight and obese students are less physically fit." So their big takeaway is, "Childhood Obesity is a Serious Concern in New York City." We beg to differ. Prince Fielder, the pudgy (5'11", 260 pounds) star of the Milwaukee Brewers, won the MLB home run derby last night. Is he physically unfit? We appreciate the city's concern for the diet of our children, but suggest instead of prescribing weight loss, they get the chunkier students out on the diamond and teach them to put their weight behind a few fastballs. The resulting improvement in self-esteem may carry over into their classroom work. They might also put up some posters of Babe Ruth. Image via Wikipedia.