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I just read an article in the 9/30 steam about Tonawanda schools serving healthier school lunches. It is stated that these changes are driven by Michele Obamas campaign to reduce childhood obesity with healthier school lunches and more physical activity. I am wondering why the addition of wheat crust on the greasy pizza is given so much attention when the fact that the physical activity time is being cut in our kids school day is ignored. I am amazed that our children in N.Y are now mandated to spend time, in a classroom, at a desk during their gym class. They need to take written tests now, so the state can assess the physical education teachers. My daughter has already had a written test quizzing her on what side of the street she should walk on and how much water she should drink while exercising. The evaluation system is getting out of control, and I can think of no better example than this. Why isn't this being reported on? I think both parents and taxpayers in general would be interested in how much class time is being spent on state testing instead of learning, I also think Michele Obama's health initiative includes physical activity. Food is only one part of healthy children, what about the exercise part?
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