AMENDMENT TO REDUCE OBESITY

By Lindsay Powers

The Department of Education Supports this amendment:

*Whereas obesity rates have doubled in adults and children since the 1970's

*Whereas 70% of obese youth have at least one risk factor for cardiovascular disease

*Whereas healthy lifestyle choices and physical activity can lower the risk of becoming obese

*Whereas this amendment tries to enforce the application of these habits on public school students

*Whereas the American Academy of Pediatrics has shown that low self-esteem stems from kids being teased due to obesity related problems

LIGHTNING RODS ON ATHLETIC FIELDS

Department of Education supports the bill by Adam Pzota

*Promotes safety as it is an easy path for lightning to travel that is away from the school

*Provides a low-resistance path to ground that can be used to conduct the enormous electrical currents from lightning

*Does not attract lighting, but rather avoids immense damage that could take place

*Originally proposed by Benjamin Franklin, lightning rods have been promoted for around for 250 years and

*They are included in the National Fire Protection Association under lightning protection standards