first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But then, banning something is pretty easy – it can be done with the stroke of a pen. Getting kids to move, on the other hand, well, that might force some district bureaucrats to move, too. And they don’t like that any more than kids do. The problem with kids these days, the experts tell us, is they’re fat. And they’re fat because not only do they eat too much junk, but they’re lazy. Gee, where could they learn such behavior? Here’s one possibility: at school. Take the Los Angeles Unified School District, which in 2002 banned the sale of sugary sodas on its campuses, thereby addressing the dietary part of the obesity problem. As for the laziness part, well, the district hasn’t quite gotten around to dealing with that yet. Four years after the soda ban, a new study shows that the district still doesn’t give most of its students the state-mandated minimum of physical education. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more