Weatherford Democrat

Top News

February 13, 2013

Study: parents focused on child’s health, weight

Data from 2012 Parker County children’s health study released

(Continued)

Crockett PTO President Tracy Dixon, who also volunteers regularly at the school, says it’s “unsettling” to see what students are putting into their mouths.

“Kids are putting chocolate chip granola bars and Big Red in their mouths and considering that lunch from home,” Dixon said.

County Extension Agent Kathy Smith says she has taken the program to local Head Start classes, wanting to start children eating healthy at a young age with good results.

“We read the children stories about apples and then we had the kids make an apple tree out of construction paper,” Smith said. “We plan on going back to teach about the other numbers as well.”

Further details on the survey results can be found at centerforchildrenshealth.org. Ideas on helping children eat healthier can also be found at letsgo.org.

Text Only
Top News
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Poll

The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

Yes
No
Undecided
Don't care
     View Results