April 23rd, 2010
05:44 PM ET

Fit Nation Q-A with Trainer Laura

Four months ago, Fit Nation chose six CNN viewers to train with, and compete alongside Dr. Sanjay Gupta in the Nautica New York City Triathlon in July. Angie Brouhard, one of those six participants, recently had a few questions about her training, so we asked Fit Nation athletic director Laura Cozik to weigh in.

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  1. Joy Pitts

    In response to the military men's concern about high school studen'ts weight problems. It is not all related to what the schools serve , but the way that students choose to make their choices. In our school they serve themselves and do not know or follow portion size. Some cover a plate of French fries with cheese sauce from the Mexican serving line, then top that with Rance dressing. As a 36 year veteran teacher I feel part of the problem started when we began to allow students to serve themselves and provided them choices that they combine in unhealthy ways. Some of our students just hit the snack machines and never go through the lunch lines. Dr. Gupta is missing the point when he shows the contrast of calories in two lunches. He needs to check calories in what is actually on a tray that students eat. Another major problem is the high calorie, fat laden breakfast that students choose. Flavored and sweetened breakfast drinks that students bring in from outside places in the morning also add to the day's over supply of calories. Students have to be very informed and motivated to eat healthy in our school cafeteria although some changes have been made in the past few years. There are still way too many high carb choices. I hope he can focus more on this or encourage someone to because the military group is correct. We have a problem.

    April 25, 2010 at 08:41 | Report abuse | Reply
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