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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