There are nine million fat kids on our playgrounds. Next month is National Children’s Health Month, and what do we have to show for it? Hefty boys and girls out of breath at the recess kickball game; others plowing through boxes of creamy cupcakes and lard-filled treats at the lunch table.
First off, I would like to draw your attention to the fact that this esteemed health month happens to be the same month as a certain holiday that involves dressing up like superheroes and gorging ourselves with loads of treats. What better way to celebrate a month of health awareness than getting fatter door to door?
I’m giving parents and kids the milk challenge. This is not to be confused with the “gallon challenge”, which I have taken part in before. It involves attempting to drink an entire gallon of milk without vomiting. It’s impossible.
Here’s the deal. According to a large number of genius dieticians in the state of New York, kids do not get enough calcium in their diets. Some people seem to think this is because parents drink soda products, giving kids the okay to do so, too.
What’s the remedy?
A glass of milk a day. One for you and one for your child. Without the Oreos. I’ll eat those for you to keep the cookie business afloat.
I have no idea what, if anything, this will achieve, but I’ve decided that I’m more than an intern. I’m dressing up as a superhero this month, too – only it’s everyday. Call me Milkman. I’m here to save the world.
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