Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV


July 15, 2013

Commandments, crash, obesity, more


— On the best places to serve as a volunteer:

• Animal shelters! They are voiceless and need all the help they can get! — Stephanie J.

• Schools, shelters, libraries, hospice, hospitals, retirement homes, day care and Habitat for Humanity — Bev O.

On a story about the mother of abandoned newborn twins being identified as the one who took them to the hospital:

• It’s sad that the mother couldn’t keep the twins. I don’t know why she got pregnant again knowing she couldn’t take care of more children, but at least she did the right thing and didn’t harm them in any way and took them to the hospital. Praying they find a good home for them — Anna B.

• That took a lot of love — Della S.

• This had to be the hardest thing to decide to do as a mother. She did do the right thing and the babies were healthy and alive. Many people wouldn’t have done what she did for their children. I commend her for this. Wish her and the babies all the best — Tina L.

• A big thumbs up for the woman, she had enough love for them that she wanted someone else to raise them. At least she was thinking of them — Patty L.

On what you think is the greatest cause of childhood obesity:

• Price of food! As a mom of three it’s crazy what simple fruits and vegetables cost — Alicia P.

• Boredom. Bored kids tend to eat a lot more — Melissa F.

• Both parents having to work to make ends meet and too tired to cook a big meal, and anything that is fast food. TV dinners, canned pastas, drive-through. To many carbs intake — Robin S.

• Too many game stations and cell phones and no physical exercise except of the thumbs. Kids need to get outside and run and play, ride bikes, help out an elderly neighbor. Good exercise for the whole body, the whole family and makes for great bonding time ... — Rhonda D.

• Kids allowed to sit on their butts playing video games and watching TV instead of being encouraged to go out and play or do chores. Eating too much sugar and too many soft drinks. Too much fast food and too many TV dinners, snack packs, etc. — Sherry S.

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