2003 Report to the Nation on How Schools are Responding to Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Pyramid Communications, a Seattle-based strategic public affairs organization, produced a report for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) on school-based physical activity and healthy eating programs to help curb the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.

Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids is available online.

Key Findings

  • The report contains:

    • Findings from two national polls—one of teachers, one of parents—to assess opinions about physical activity and healthy eating in schools.
    • Findings on the current situation.
    • Findings on policies.
    • Findings on in- and after-school programs.
    • Recommendations for schools.