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1. As you have read, the health of children is of special importance in public health. Check out some of the facts on childhood obesity at the link below. So, what do you think would be best to address this? Should there be better foods served in school? Should there be more gym classes? Should PE be required for all years in school?

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm

2.Watch the clip on Tobacco from John Oliver's show. Discuss your thoughts after watching this piece.

3. Please go to the following website: http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/

On the page, you will see a video, it is a clip from the PBS documentary on prohibition. The clip is titled, “A nation of drunkards.” Please watch the clip (it is only about 6 minutes in length) and answer the following questions.

When physicians would recommend people consume cider or beer instead of water from local streams or lakes, why do you think the alcoholic drinks actually were safer to drink?
What was “grog time”?
What was the cause of the increase in use of distilled spirits (rum, whiskey) in the 1800s?
By 1830 the average American over 15 drank the equivalent of how many bottles of whiskey per year?
What were some of the negative consequences of the increase in consumption of distilled spirits? List at least three.

Go to the Unintended consequences part of the page… http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/prohibition/unintended-consequences/

In a paragraph, discuss with some detail at least two of the unintended consequences of prohibition. Please do not directly quote or copy from the article, all your writing must be in your own words.


Explore one of the other parts of the webpage and summarize what you found there.
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After exploring this website and the material from lecture, you have learned about some of the benefits along with negative consequences from prohibition. What are your overall thoughts on prohibition and do you think something like this should be tried again?
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6 days ago
1. As you have read, the health of children is of special importance in public health. Check out some of the facts on childhood obesity at the link below. So, what do you think would be best to address this? Should there be better foods served in school? Should there be more gym classes? Should PE be required for all years in school? http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm

I believe PE should be mandatory because children are much more likely to take part in physical activities if their classmates or teacher can set an example first. Schools could also encourage healthy eating routines, by monitoring what the child brings into class and advising the parents and class as a whole what is considered healthy and unhealthy. Many schools have implemented cooking programs that allow the students to cook alongside a professional; this gives students an idea of what goes into the food and why certain ingredients ought to be avoided.
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2.Watch the clip on Tobacco from John Oliver's show. Discuss your thoughts after watching this piece.

I didn't watch it, but you can find some interesting opinions and notes about it on Wikipedia, believe it or not

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobacco_(Last_Week_Tonight) Scroll down to the description and try summarizing the material. Let me know if you have a hard time with that!
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When physicians would recommend people consume cider or beer instead of water from local streams or lakes, why do you think the alcoholic drinks actually were safer to drink?

I haven't watched the clip, but I'm assuming that since cider contains vinegar, and that vinegar prevents the growth of microorganisms (the same can be said about alcohol), physicians at the time probably associated these factors as being beneficial for human health. However, by today's standards, that doesn't hold true, especially in the case of beer, because alcohol is a poison that actually damages the liver. And in the case of vinegar, it disrupts the microflora of bacteria found in the gut, which we now know is important for digestion.
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What was “grog time”?

Grog Time was an actual time during a work day in which all the workers at a particular job would stop and have a glass of rum based Grog (watered down alcohol basically).
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What was the cause of the increase in use of distilled spirits (rum, whiskey) in the 1800s?

At the same time, the settlement of the so-called “corn belt” in the Midwest created large new supplies of corn, which was cheaper and more profitable to convert into whiskey than it was to transport great distances without spoiling. Thus, as Rorabaugh notes: “Western farmers could make no profit shipping corn overland to eastern markets, so they distilled corn into ‘liquid assets.’ By the 1820s, whiskey sold for twenty-five cents a gallon, making it cheaper than beer, wine, coffee, tea, or milk.”

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By 1830 the average American over 15 drank the equivalent of how many bottles of whiskey per year?

By 1830, alcohol consumption reached its peak at a truly outlandish 7 gallons of ethanol a year per capita.

According to one source: https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/08/the-1800s-when-americans-drank-whiskey-like-it-was.html
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