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Commentary on "Bad Habits and Bad food are killing us" by Christina Patterson.

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Introduction

´╗┐Bad Habits and Bad food are killing us In this article Christina Patterson is stating how Diana Carney (the bank of englands wife) had offered her back to school tips to parents on her blog, but Christina Patterson states that she had forgotten how important it is for a parent to look after their children?s health. This is true as children today spend most of their time in front of a TV screen or a computer screen however it is the parent?s responsibility to ensure their child is participating in physical activities. In this article it states that UCL Hospital's researchers discovered , that half of seven year olds do less than an hour ...read more.

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It may be the case that some schools offer these services for children but children may not go to them because the parents cannot finance after school clubs so the children miss out. For some children the only exercise they may get is when they have PE or playtime in school, this could be due to the living conditions children have at home such as living in a deprived area where there is no playground, park or green area for them to exercise. Therefore schools should offer after school clubs with a wide variety of activities to interest girls and boys and which are affordable or even free for some parents who may not be able to afford this. ...read more.

Conclusion

I personally think where parents are failing in this area the school should work in partnership with the parents to discuss, offer advice and support them on what is healthy. I feel there is a relationship between parent?s lifestyles and that of their children in terms of what they eat, how they eat it and their activity levels. This provides a good rationale for encouraging parents to model healthy behaviours. It could be argued that children?s lifestyles could only change for the better if they live in a household where adults are leading a healthy lifestyle themselves. ...read more.

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