Nutrition in Schools Improving — But Still Far from an ‘A’

In a nation battling obesity, your kids may be getting more than reading, writing and arithmetic at school. Soda pop, ice cream and cookies just might be in the mix.

For a number of years, junk food in school cafeterias and vending machines has been a concern. Now, some states are taking the lead to provide healthier options as well as encouraging students to be more physically active.

Studies reveal how schools are faring in this HealthDay News article, written by Randy Dotinga.

Nutrition Still Not ‘A’ Grade in U.S. Schools: Studies Schools in the United States are becoming healthier places thanks to more nutritious food and an increased focus on exercise, but still more is needed to combat teen obesity, a series of studies concludes.