Do you think this would be a good idea to help solve the obesity problem in America?

Do you think this would be a good idea to help solve the obesity problem in America? Topic: Problem solving in health it
June 26, 2019 / By Dinis
Question: What if they incorporated classes in public schools which teach about the nutritional content in foods and how they effect the body? Also, they could teach about the benefits of exercise. This would be for the children which grow up in households in which they are not fed the proper diet. They could also teach them skills in how to effectively speak with their parent(s) about how they want to eat a healthier diet. There could be some positive motivators triggering the children to want to do this. This would prevent many of the health problems that many people face later in life due to these problems. What I mean is to reform the school systems so that this is a steady class throughout school.
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Bob Bob | 1 day ago
I think this would be great. Schools do cover this in health and biology classes, but not enough. It's something they teach for one unit and then move onto something else. When I was in school I remember talking about it a lot but it wasn't in too much detail. I think if students had a class every year throughout school that was focused on nutrition and exercise, it would significantly help this problem. I don't think anything can solve it, but I think your idea would be one of those most effective ways.
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Bob Originally Answered: Is turning America atheist and conservative the way to solve the obesity problem?
Convincing the mass food producing companies that they can make as much money providing healthier foods as they do with fattening, unhealthy junk foods is the way to solve the obesity problem, combined with educating people that it's not impossible, even on small incomes, to select & buy tasty, healthful foods, easy to prepare, so they won't cop out & rely on fast foods to save time & effort.

Ackley Ackley
It's not the government's job. Now that both parents usually work, though, kids have a problem with junk food. I think bringing back home economics would work. Teach them to cook. People don't know much about cooking except how to boil water and dump pasta in it. It would be nice if mom or dad could fix kids oatmeal in the morning instead of sugary cereals, a decent bag lunch, and a dinner that everyone has to sit down to eat. Good snacks would be a glass of chocolate soymilk, or some cheese and crackers.
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Stacia Stacia
There may be good intentions here, but in too many places, especially among poor residents, the ability to get things like fresh fruit and vegetables is about nil, but the high calorie, high salt and high fructose corn syrup products are easily available. And the government subsidizes products that are really not of optimum health, but ignores promoting things to eat that are healthy. That is because there is a lot of money to be made in hawking processed foods, and money equals campaign contributions equals subsidies. And then there is a large core of politicians who are demanding that the government has no business telling people what they should eat. In reality, it means they are defending their campaign contributors that sell the cr*p to people. And they never see the immense health costs that obesity has on society. Perhaps if the military would say they no longer can fight wars since they cannot get physically fit people to recruit, that might get their attention.
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Prissy Prissy
They already teach it. The problem is the parents at home. You can teach a child everything in the world. But unless they have money and spending power, it doesnt matter. You have to teach the parents, and you have to help them change their lifestyles, because THAT is where the culprit lies, most of the time.
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Maybelle Maybelle
It wouldn't, they already teach that stuff in health class, and I will tell you right now a whole class about it won't do anything but be boring to kids.
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Maybelle Originally Answered: Can anyone that is good in Physics solve this problem?
This is work/energy problem. If you got a constant force on an object with a distance moved, you get work done right? Work, in SI units, is measured in jules. Likewise, energy is too. So what you have is a conservation of energy problem with a mass that had no initial velocity, a force appplied, then a mass with a velocity once it leaves the barrel with no additional force acting on it. Well, there is always gravity, but that is not important in this question. To start, you have work done, W. This work is equal to the kenitic energy of the mass when the mass leaves the barrel, so W=1/2m(v^2) Since you have the same work done on the larger mass, (2m), the second equation is W= 1/2(2m)(v^2) Now since these to equations both equal the same work, set them equal to eachother and solve for the second velocity in terms of the first. To show the math, I will represent the velocity of the smaller mass with the letter Q. 1/2m(Q^2)=1/2(2m)(v^2) the "halves" and the "m's" cancle out Q^2 = 2(v^2) Divide both sides by 2 (Q^2)/2 = v^2 Now that the square root of both sides sqrt[(Q^2)/2] = v or Q/(2^(1/2)) = v answer B Additional info: The reason why both cannonballs have the same amount of work done on them is because work only depends on is the force applied and the distance traveled of a object. Since the force is constant for any size projectile, as stated in the question, and the distance that the force is applied to the object, a.k.a the lenght of the barrel of the cannon, is constant, the work done will be the same. Work = Force x Distance ("Mass" is not in the equation) Since both the cannonballs have the same amount of work applied to them, they will have the same kinetic energy once they leave the barrel. The difference between them is their velocities. Think about it, if you put the same amount of work, or energy, into throwing two different sized objects, the one with the smaller mass will go faster right? Think about the difference between a baseball and a bowling ball.

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