The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #2054031
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
16-May-07 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Mom, do you have any white paint?
SOMERVILLE, Mass. - More fruits and vegetables were added to school lunches. Restaurants offered smaller portions. Crosswalks even got a fresh coat of paint to encourage walking and biking.
The whole city of Somerville went on a diet to curb childhood obesity. And researchers say it worked.
Tufts University nutrition experts found public schoolchildren in this Boston suburb avoided gaining about a pound of excess weight compared with their 8-year-old counterparts in two nearby communities.
I'll paint a crosswalk in front of my house and see if it makes my extra weight go away.