Philly school effort cuts weight gain

NEW YORK - Five Philadelphia elementary schools replaced sodas with fruit juice. They scaled back snacks and banished candy. They handed out raffle tickets for wise food choices. They spent hours teaching kids, their parents and teachers about good nutrition.

What have they got to show for it?

The number of kids who got fat during the two-year experiment was half the number of kids who got fat in schools that didn't make those efforts
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Comments

Anonymous said…
I read the article. I think it is smart to only offer healthy food at schools. We did that at the private school where I used to teach. But I couldn't find where half the kids got fat who weren't on the program. It said that it was 15% less. And the obese rate stayed the same. Maybe I read it wrong. The only thing that kinda creeped me was the "rifling" through the backpacks. But overall, it is good that they are exercising and not drinking soda at school.
Anonymous said…
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