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ERIC Number: EJ815360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0147-2453
Action for Healthy Kids Suggests that Improvements Are Needed
Curriculum Review, v48 n2 p10 Oct 2008
The Action for Healthy Kids (AFHK), a national non-profit group that addresses childhood obesity, released a special report warning that schools still need improvements to the quality of the foods they serve and the amount of physical activity opportunities they offer American children. The report also outlines a significant obstacle--most school administrators feel that their schools already do provide quality foods and adequate physical activity for students. This article discusses the report, "Progress or Promises: What's Working For and Against Healthy Schools," which comes two years after schools were federally mandated to implement "wellness policies" that would improve nutrition at school and provide more opportunities for students to be physically active. The report is a compilation of one-on-one interviews with experts in the fields of public health, nutrition, education, and child health; survey responses from more than 2,000 parents, teachers, administrators, school foodservice professionals, and community health experts; and summarized data from recently published articles reporting on national surveillance studies and school wellness practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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