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Why School Meals Matter

posted Sep 29, 2016, 11:29 AM by

Helping kids make healthier choices throughout the school day


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Weight statistics for children are approaching that of adults: 1 in 3 children is now overweight or obese. Studies have also shown a rising prevalence of type 1 and 2 diabetes in adolescents ages 10 through 19 years, with increasing obesity cited as a key contributor. 
To help address this problem, the goverment has revamped nutritional standards for food served at school—and early results are encouraging. Read more