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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

As We March Further Down the Road to Childhood Obesity

School districts are banning games of tag in the school yard.

Yikes!

Risk management rules again. It's better to avoid a tort risk than to create an environment where our kids can improve their physical fitness and avoid adding excess pounds. You can insure for the former, can't you, but not the latter? And, yes, kids can get hurt (doing anything), but shouldn't they be able to be kids and have free play? Does all play have to be programmed, like youth soccer?

How many rules can there be? How many rules should there be? Can't we just let kids be kids and run around and create their own games?

Enough is enough.

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