August 28, 2013
Results from a multi-year nationwide School Health Policies and Practices Study conducted by the Center for Disease Control demonstrated improvement in state, district, school, and classroom levels in policies related to nutrition and activity.
August 8, 2013
Research and demographics point to the need to address obesity in Latino cultures.
August 7, 2013
A minority of elementary schools have a prohibition on withholding recess.
August 1, 2013
A recent research report, published in the journal Hypertension, highlights the increased evidence of high blood pressure in children and adolescents that is adding to the obesity epidemic among young people and putting them at greater risk for serious health problems, including cardiovascular disease, organ damage, heart attacks and strokes.
July 23, 2013
Much has been said of late about the importance of physical activity during the school day as being key to supporting academic performance in students. In May, the Institute of Medicine issued a report calling upon the nation’s schools to boost their efforts to get students moving.
June 27, 2013
A recent report from the Institute of Medicine described schools as the “heart of health” and identified school-based interventions – policies that change food environments in schools – as one of the most promising ways to prevent childhood obesity.