FIGURES from Public Health England show hundreds of youngsters in the town are very overweight when they start and finish primary school. (Express, February 15, p7) Lisa Matthews: When my son started primary school his height and weight was measured and according to the BMI chart.
The BMI chart isn’t always a true reflection of a persons weight so maybe this issue isn’t such a worry after all? Lucy Eardley: Couldn’t agree more. Many in my daughter’s class, were classed as ‘overweight’ after these measurements were taken and there is not one fat child in her class!
I will not be putting her forward for these checks again. It’s my job to ensure she isn’t unhealthy or overweight but the BMI thing is clearly ridiculous and doctor’s agree. Lesley Anne Baxendale: Children are obese because they are allowed to eat fattening foods without getting the exercise to burn up the calories. Everything in moderation & plenty of exercise are the answer. It’s the parents who need educating & society in general who need to wake up and realise that we eat far too much of everything! Rebekah Wershbale: Go vegan! Revel in healthy children and a sustainable future! And regular, enjoyable bowel movements!
PLUS Dane Housing is desperate to combat anti-social behaviour problems at The Clocktower in Macclesfield (Express, March 22, p10). Many of our Facebook followers were quick to defend the reputation of the flats. Zoe Stuart: I moved in on day one, and all of us on my side of the building are honest, hardworking people who all are very respectful of one another. We are all here still apart from two originals, but the new tenants of them flats are just the same as the rest of us!
Don’t tar the whole building because of a few parasites, it actually is a lovely place to live & I love it here! The ONLY let down is the car parking issue with hospital staff/ visitors in my eyes! Declan Reed: Bit of an over-exaggeration to be honest, Just because there are a couple of idiots that live there does not mean it is a bad area. My dad has lived there for a while now and any trouble I have seen has been caused by the same individuals over and over again so instead of labelling the place get rid of certain residents and the problem will be resolved. Matt Barnett: I nearly moved it to those flats too!! Glad I didn’t now!! Lesley Anne Baxendale: What a shame there are these problems. Why can’t people behave themselves when they live in such a lovely building. Sheryl Tomlinson: Really feel for the people that actually want a home and are proud of their environment.xx Sharon Pollard This is what happens, they mix social housing with the rest of the development, I wouldn’t be happy THE return of the Real Housewives of Cheshire to ITV Be (‘Macc mum has joined Real Housewives,’ Express p27) certainly got a lot of our Facebook followers talking, although not necessarily for the right reasons. Helen Clegg Copping: An insult to your intelligence and to the REAL housewives of Cheshire! Margaret Lovett: I’ve got far better things to do with my time than watch a programme about self obsessed, back stabbing, bitchy ladies.... Thanks but NO! Lisa Marie Gosling: An insult to the true housewives of Cheshire! Never watched it, never will! Melanie Butson: Never watched it and never will because these people are clueless. Witter on about having nails done and marrying rich sugar daddies. It’s a load of tripe! Give me a show about the working single parents of Cheshire and their lives. Iona Rodger: Hahahahah love that show though Hazel Beaumont: I thinks it’s funny. Lighten up it’s just exaggerated life.