Re: Chaplains Corner
Today is Child Health Day. This day, first proclaimed by president Calvin Cooledge in 1928, was observed on May 1st until 1960, when it was moved to the first Monday in October.
In researching around a bit, I find that the most significant health issue with our children today is being overweight.
Let's think about that.
When I was in grade school, almost no kid was overweight. We made a trip to town to shop about once every other week or so, and those trips usually included a stop at Hoferts market for an ice cream cone. Sometimes, if we had the money, we would also get a penny candy or two while there. That's it – about twice a month.
There was no such thing as “fast food” back then.
And the school bus? It made specific stops – the closest one to our house was about half way to school, so we could walk to the bus stop and ride the rest of the way, or we could ride our bikes all the way to school. I never rode the bus once in my twelve years of public education. Today, if you get behind a school bus prepare for a slow trip, because they stop at each driveway now.
School lunches? Lets look at this weeks menu for our local school: pizza, tater tots, pizza, chicken nuggets, fries, pizza, hot dog, potato chips.
So, first we remove the exercise of walking to or from school, then we feed them fried foods every day for lunch. Why are they overweight?
What other wonderful things do we do for our kids health? I just saw a special report about the public play areas, like the one at McDonalds. Germ ridden, and should be avoided! When we were kids, I could tell you what the dirt tasted like in the field, woods, and creek. We were grubby from head to foot, and developed something besides muscles from it; we developed an immune system!
So today, do something for your childrens health. Let them walk, eat healthy food and get filthy dirty. All three are good for them!
Psalm 127:3 (KJV);
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
God bless you, guys!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.