Friday, August 11, 2006
Studying hard with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• A new study published in the journal Obesity says more babies are overweight. According to the findings, the percentage of fat babies less than 6 months old jumped from 10.4 percent in 1980 to 17 percent in 2001. However, critics dispute the conclusions and argue there is no distinct definition of overweight for kids under 2 years old. One clue: your newborn opts for a Super-Size portion over a Happy Meal.
• The Pew Hispanic Center produced a new study claiming that the high level of immigration has not adversely affected job opportunities for American workers. Of course, critics are disputing these latest findings. Then again, perhaps any potential negative effects to American workers have been offset by increased job opportunities with Border Patrol efforts.