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New BPA findings

A new study came out yesterday from the New York Study of Medicine about BPA’s affect on children’s obesity. One thing that sticks out for me is that the study can’t prove(did not find a direct link) to causing obesity however children who had BPA in their urine were more likely to be obese.
Did you know that BPA’s are found in more than just plastic bottles?
The good people at Ecosalon.com complied a list and you can find it here.
So maybe it isn’t BPA that causes these directly, my theory is since it is in everyday things and mostly packaged foods that it’s the crappy food parents give to their kids that cause it. All those pop tarts and pizza pops that were in packaging loaded with BPA.
I am shocked at how plastic bottles received most of the blame, I can’t believe there is BPA in toilet paper.
Are any of you guys shocked about where else BPA is hiding?

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What’s wrong with school boards?

Every Friday I have a day off work and I volunteer at a school and spend time with a boy who hasn’t had the opportunity to have the childhood I had.
This post isn’t really about volunteering it’s about how I learned that the school no longer has Phys-Ed/gym. They carefully worded recess to now be called exercise break!!! Is that supposed to make up for it!! Kids now don’t get an opportunity to learn the various sports like we did growing up!! (you know like 1 week baseball, 1 week soccer, 1 week jai alai) so not only are these kids void of any activity they also don’t get to taste teammanship, sportsmanship.
I am not a parent but this bugs me! How can children grow up without these things. We hear this all the time that “our kids will be the first generation to die before their parents” lets get our kids healthy and start trying to make changes in the school systems!!!
What do you think about this? Do you think gym should still be taught in schools?