Healthy Solutions for Schools
July 31, 2009
In an effort to help curb childhood obesity and improve children’s health, Congress added to the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 the wording requiring that starting school year 2006-07 school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program would adopt and implement wellness policies around foods served, nutrition education and physical activity. A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Bridging the Gap program concludes in their review that many school district policies since the requirement are weak and fragmented, and don’t include provisions for monitoring, enforcing, or conducting ongoing review and revision of the policies. Is wellness an integral part of your child’s school day routine? What is working, or not working in your school? Healthy Kids Challenge focuses on solutions to eat, move, and enjoy healthy balance! It’s time to take the wellness policies off the shelf, dust them off, and create a culture of health and wellness in schools.
We’d like to help. Won’t you join us as policy-makers, schools, and families seek answers to help our kids be healthier. Take the Challenge and sign up for a free e-newsletter or a healthy challenge of the month. Read how HKC can be your school solution source.