By Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

Education Consultant

Obesity is a health crisis in the United States, as well as in many other countries around the world.   On average, an obese person in the U.S. will cost society over $6,000 a year in loss of productivity and medical treatment.  There are many experts and organizations in this country dedicated to changing this national trend, but, unfortunately, many of these efforts have been unsuccessful.  Even Michelle Obama has made lowering childhood obesity rates a central issue in her efforts as First Lady.

As an elementary principal, I often reflect on another health crisis that peaked More >