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Evelyn M. commented on April 28, 2012
By offering 100% coverage for bariatric surgery. From what I am hearing in the news, this eliminates a lot of other health problems.
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Jody E. commented on April 30, 2012
Don't allow food stamps to be used for very unhealthy foods.
Don't allow the public schools to sell very unhealthy food and beverages.
Parents should try celebrating birthdays at school with something healthy.
Bake sales should have better choices.
Thomas T. commented on May 5, 2012
Instruction must begin in the Home. Parents must take control and Responsibility for their childrens eatin habits. This must be forwarded to the school systems, again more and better ways to steer our children to proper eating habits. This can be discussed with school officials. Healthcare Professionals will need to take a more direct approach in talking with families, and get involved at the grammer school level. Above all we cannot wait for the situation to correct itself, this will not happen. I think a more direct and aggressive approach must be undertaken. After all, if left ignored, and unattended, the later effects will be devastating. We must do a lot more Public Awarness programs to get the people at all age levels to feel the need to improve their health by eating smarter. This will not be easy, but the attemp must be made. For some it will come too late, but we must press on to get the message out to all who will feel and see the need to want to live a longer and more Healthy life. We cannot sugar coat this issue. twt
Michelle L. commented on May 12, 2012
Improve the economy and make healthy foods less expensive, so that everyone can afford a healthy lifestyle. You can eat well on a budget, but you need enough income to feed your family. Teaching people older techniques of storing food, such as canning and preserving, is a great service that the NC Cooperative Extension offers. A shorter answer to this question would be: eat like my grandparents did.
Thomas T. commented on June 5, 2012
I Don't think all Doctors are aggressive enough on this topic. It does start with the Family. Educate!!!!
Elizabeth M. commented on July 20, 2012
for me i'm maybe 60 lbs overweight because depression and many other emocional issues - we need to star with the emotions
NATASHA C. commented on August 1, 2012
I am overweight due to stress and just feeling depressed. I think there needs to be more support groups that people can go to and share with others who might be going through the same thing or feeling the same way.
Rachel H. commented on August 13, 2012
It starts with education, which means it HAS to start with informed educators in elementary school. I am not saying that parents do not have that responsablity also, but when they do not have the right information for healthy living/eating through no fault of their own the school system can assist with making the healhty lifestyle interactive. My kids are grown so I am not sure if this is something that may already be in progress.
Sara S. commented on August 15, 2012
Set up more time for children to play outside and stop having doughnuts for breakfast and junk food in our schools. Don't allow food stamps to buy junk foods. Children need to see good examples so therefore it needs to start with the parents and family at home.
Melody H. commented on August 16, 2012
Offer coupons for fresh produce
Gail P. commented on August 16, 2012
1) Make the cities more walker friendly. 2) Elementary students ought to have more playground time so the kids know this is truly important and not just talk. 3) More public transportation. 4) Safer streets.
Donna G. commented on August 17, 2012
Take away the sugar drinks in schools; whatever happened to good ole' water!
vicky w. commented on August 22, 2012
Offer healthier foods at schools to include drink machines and snack machines. Take away the fast food line....no more fries