Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sen Herron says State can help you

The op/ed is entitled, "State can help those who want to lose weight, become healthy."


Your government can help you and your family - and we will. We can encourage students to exercise, as the new law now requires at least 90 minutes a week. We can teach your children about healthy living, as Tennessee leads the nation with the first fully funded Coordinated School Health program. Schools around the state are now teaching our children about nutrition and exercise as part of their course of study. Teachers are finding ways to incorporate exercise into their lessons, for example by including physical movements in reading lessons. We can build parks, recreational facilities, bike routes, walking trails and greenways.

But ultimately Tennesseans will decide how fat and diseased or how fit and healthy we will be.