January 1, 2014
Pedometer step counts and observational assessments revealed that requirements for physical activity per day are not being met, as students did not attend physical education classes for the allotted 30 minutes per day.
December 18, 2013
Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, schools were required to implement new nutrition standards for school meals, ones that required them to serve more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and to serve only fat-free and low-fat milk.
December 4, 2013
New Public Health
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of homeless students in the United States has hit a record high number.
December 2, 2013
One in four parents say their child’s school gives too little emphasis to physical education. Are they right to be concerned?
November 5, 2013
Schools, as much as stores and fast-food restaurants, contribute to empty calorie consumption by kids.
September 30, 2013
Ninety-four percent of school districts expected to meet updated federal standards for lunches by the end of 2012-13 academic year.
March 1, 2012
Strengthening recess transforms the school climate, paving the way for less bullying and more focus on learning, according to new evaluation findings from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University.
August 9, 2013
Program Results Report
ChildObesity180 brings together top leaders from the business, academic, government, and nonprofit sectors to make a measurable impact on child obesity within a generation.
August 1, 2013
This study shows school-based physical activity can play an important role in increasing youth’s overall physical activity.
July 8, 2013
Kearney school district reports 13.4 percent decline in obesity for grades K-5.