07 Apr '11, 5am

The Time to Improve School Meals is Now:

The Time to Improve School Meals is Now:

Nearly one in three kids in the U.S. today is either overweight or obese. Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed. If we fail to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic, some experts warn that the current generation of U.S. school children may be the first in our nation's history to live sicker and die younger than their parents' generation. We cannot allow that to happen. While the food parents serve their children at home is important, the effort to prevent childhood obesity must also focus on what kids eat during the school day. On average, children consume about half of their daily calories at school. Fifty-six percent of kids eat at least one meal served in school every day. Many rely on schools for both breakfast and lunch. Yet pizza is the most common menu item in schools across the country, and nearly half of all high school students ea...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/real-food/blog/the-time-to-im...

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