A recent CDC study found schools in some states have made great progress in eliminating the availability of less nutritious foods. This podcast discusses the importance of parents working with school officials to ensure all the food available to students is nutritious.
. Created: 10/8/2009 by MMWR.
Date Released: 10/8/2009. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Eating Well at School
Availability of Less Nutritious Snack Foods and Beverages in Secondary Schools —Selected States, 2002–2008
Recorded: October 6, 2009; posted: October 8, 2009
This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC — safer, healthier people.
School is more than a place to learn. It’s also a setting where students consume many of their meals. Food served in school cafeterias is already regulated by federal law, but food purchased outside the cafeteria is not.
A recent CDC study found that schools in some states have made great progress in eliminating the availability of less nutritious foods, such as candy, salty snacks, soda, and sports drinks.
Parents – work with your school officials to ensure that all the food available to students is nutritious. Maintaining good eating habits makes for a healthy body and can create a more positive learning environment.
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