Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Childhood Obesity & School

According to the American School Board Journal, the childhood obesity battle faces hurdles, hiccups.

"Walk into any fast-food restaurant these days and you are confronted with a host of healthy choice alternatives, a sign that the “Super Size Me” era is finally coming to an end. But how are efforts to curtail childhood obesity coming along, and what are the dangers and risks ahead?
It depends on whom you ask. But based on the flurry of reports and news articles during a one-week period in January, it’s obvious schools remain at the center of the food chain. And that comes as no surprise, given that about 17 percent of U.S. youngsters are obese and millions more are overweight. "

Click HERE for the complete article.

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