Tag: overweight children

Use of Bariatric and Oversized Chairs in Schools is Apt to Continue

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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s figures, the number of obese Americans continues to rise. Included within those statistics are ¼ of all American children between the ages of 2 and 5. Extra Large Virco School ChairsThe numbers are not much better for school-age children and adults either. As a result, schools have started purchasing bariatric and oversized chairs to accommodate students, staff and visitors. Given the figures, it’s a trend that is likely to continue. With that said, here’s a quick look at some of the options available:

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School Desks Growing in Size

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School desks have been around since the founding of public education.  Materials and designs have changed over the years and many school desks have become more mobile to accommodate collaborative curriculum’s.  But now the U.S finds itself with an alarming number or overweight or obese school children that are having trouble fitting into existing school desks.

It’s logic. When you biggie size your fries, the ripple effect is that we biggie size everything that is manufactured to fit our bodies.  School furniture is not the only industry ramping up their mold sizes; clothes, car seats and play equipment are all getting up-sized.  While we are taking note of this unhealthy trend and putting exercise and nutrition programs to work, we still must accommodate our overweight students in the interim. (continue reading…)


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