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Statewide survey shows plethora of unhealthy items sold near schools

Original post made on Mar 10, 2014

Public health agencies throughout the Bay Area and the state have unveiled a new campaign based on the idea that people are only as healthy as the offerings at their nearest store.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, March 9, 2014, 5:00 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Dave Randall, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

Wheeled food carts and trucks are often by schools in ethnic areas. In Oakland district 5 for example, they are even hurting restaurant businesses by the complete lack of distance enforcement. City council is aware of this and choose to do nothing. Redwood City schools are the same. Carts parked at curb selling garbage to overweight free lunch kids. Disgusting---gov allows it.


Posted by Claudia, a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 11, 2014 at 7:55 am

I have been curious about those carts and trucks. Food truck seem to be very popular.

Are they subject to the same health/cleanliness standards as restaurants? Do the vendors pay taxes like a restaurant?


Posted by frankly, a resident of Danville
on Mar 11, 2014 at 1:05 pm

Many elements are unhealthy.

Over many years, schools have changed the flooring, bell schedules, cafeteria hours, class schedules, arrive early or arrive late, visiting school library, text books, short or long class times, team the teaching, address ethnic backgrounds, to improve students' skills, and motivation.

Little has improved it appear but plenty of bluster, even threats to "get" more learning done. But by whom?

What is wrong?

Did you ever noticed how in past times: kids struggled to get to school to learn; to listen, to apply materials, work diligently at home when possible, worked hard to learn rather then push off the work as not being of family background quality, lacking pertinence, of no cultural reference?

Generic reference to educational struggle which didn't exist?

Doubtful.

Some never learned well enough since not all the seeds germinated well or if ever.

Some have no home guidance to foster proper learning skills which is fundamental to learning.

And teaching will supplant what didn't happen at home?

Not likely!!

Old saying: Fools rush in where Angles fear to tread

Oh yes, in todays world there are no Angles, then what?


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