Feds Spend $3.5 Million To Make Anti-Obesity Rap Songs
The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Institutes of Health spent $3.5 million to make anti-obesity rap songs, such as the certified smash "Bake Don't Fry," according to the Free Beacon.
The project is helmed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago who have been studying how music can be used to help little kids use weight.
“Hip-Hop to Health Jr. is an evidence-based healthy eating and exercise curriculum developed for children ages 3-7 years,” says the project’s website. “The curriculum is literacy-based, interactive and can be easily implemented in a variety of settings including schools, childcare centers, park districts, after-school programs, churches, and homes,” the website explains. “Each week focuses on a specific theme such as go and grow foods, fruits and veggies, alternative activities to TV, heart healthy exercise, and so on.”
That $3.5 million budget has only produced one album so far called Hip Hop to Health. Weighing in at 20 songs, it features artists like Gravity, Suzanne Palmer, and SweetDreamz, a strange name for a rapper dealing with little children. The feds brought in producer Craig J. Snider for the album, who's produced hit songs for the likes of Katy Perry and Beyoncé according to his website. Whether songs like "Who Are The Foods in My Pyramid" and "Apples & Bananas" will also chart high remains to be seen.
Findings from their initial experiments ten years ago found that the program had little if any effect on the body mass indexes of Latino children.
Taxpayers can hear and buy the album they blindly kickstarted right here for 12 bucks.
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