Posts Tagged ‘schools’

Is Better School Nutrition Helping with Obesity?

February 16, 2023 — Among folks concerned with obesity, nutrition, and health for kids, the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) is a bright spot in the list of accomplishments on school nutrition. But until now, there was little evidence that this or anything else that fell under the umbrella of Let’s Move! had done much to move the needle […]

Read and Ride and Raise Your Test Scores

October 25, 2014 — The read and ride program — started five years ago at Ward Elementary School in Winston-Salem, NC — is boasting some impressive results. After filling up some classrooms with recycled exercise bikes where students can read and ride, the school sees students who participate scoring much higher in reading proficiency than those who don’t. And […]

Positive Signs for Combating Obesity in Schools

October 25, 2012 — October 26 2012 — Updated nutritional standards for school lunch programs instituted by the US Department of Agriculture in 2010 have helped lead to slightly lower obesity rates among children in certain cities and states. Philadelphia, for example, saw obesity rates among kindergartners through eighth-graders drop from 21.5% in 2006-2007 to 20.5% in 2009-2010. And […]