Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nutrition in Schools

According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), school districts across the country are making improvements in terms of nutrition and exercise.  
For years, schools have been phasing out junk food like candy and chips. The percentage of school districts that prohibited these types of food in vending machines increased to 43 percent in 2012 from 30 percent in 2006. Also, more than half of school districts have made information available to families on the nutrition and caloric content of foods available to students.

Also, the number of school districts that require elementary schools to teach physical education has increased. 

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