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Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 5:55 am, Fri Dec 2, 2011.

New California Physical Fitness Test scores released this week show Lodi-area students dropping in some key measured areas of body composition and aerobic capacity.

Across the state, fewer than a third of students posted healthy scores in all six areas of the 2011 Physical Fitness Test. In Galt the percentage was 29 percent while 28 percent of Lodi Unified School District students did.

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  • Josh Morgan posted at 4:51 pm on Fri, Dec 2, 2011.

    Josh Morgan Posts: 542

    This issue had been problematic to me for years. I've watched PE requirements at the high school evaporate to minimal levels. I've always found it amazing that the middle schools never had gyms with PE dress requirements. Who wants to go out and do sit ups in your school clothes. If obesity isn't the number one health issue today it certainly will be in the very near future. I agree with the comments below......parents need to set the example.

  • Kim Parigoris posted at 9:52 am on Fri, Dec 2, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    I'll bet if they had a texting contest they would be in the top 10.. shut the TV's off during the week and limit it on the weekends too. And yes, Kevin, parents need to be an example and also quit acting like their cell phones are their very reason for existence. I don't know why people even bother being with each other anymore- they are all glued to their cell phones checking every 2 seconds to see if someone emailed them- and that goes for the adults as much as the kids.

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 7:19 am on Fri, Dec 2, 2011.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2115

    It's sad but doesn't surprise me. When I drop off my middle to his school I see 7/8 graders doing their morning PE stuff and most of the boys are doing push-ups from their knees and their curl-ups are little more than lifting their necks.

    Here's an idea, have the kids put down their game-boys and parents require them to be physically challenged everyday. My middle and youngest are already starting their workouts for spring baseball/softball. Parents, set an example for your kids and be physically active yourself.



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