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Child Nutrition in School
Child Nutrition in School
Child Nutrition in School
Child Nutrition in School
Child Nutrition in School
Child Nutrition in School
Child Nutrition in School
Child Nutrition in School
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Child Nutrition in School

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A presentation done to outline both sides of the argument of controlling the food that public schools offer to children. Also states my conclusion.

A presentation done to outline both sides of the argument of controlling the food that public schools offer to children. Also states my conclusion.

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  • 1. Andrea Larkins
  • 2. » More than one-third of American childrenare obese or overweight» Childhood obesity almost tripled in 30 years» Obese youth more likely to have risk factorsfor cardiovascular disease» More bone & joint problems, breathingproblems, and Type II DiabetesCDC.gov
  • 3. OPTIMAL:18.5-25OVERWEIGHT:25.1-30OBESE:30.1-40SEVERELY OBESE:>40.1BMIcharts.org
  • 4. CDC.gov
  • 5. » Lower self-esteem» Poor academic performance» Increased risk for health consequences» More likely to be overweight as adults:˃Chronic diseases˃Higher healthcare costs» Generation may not out live parentsSources 1, 2
  • 6. » Getting junk food out of schools˃Vending machines˃School lunches» Restrictions on what can be served and soldat school˃What is the nutritional value?» Bans on soda and sugar drinks» Improvement across the nation!» No nationwide policy in place˃HealthierUS School Challenge – Sponsored by Dept. ofAgriculture (USDA)Sources 3, 4, 5
  • 7. » Breakfast˃Fruit or Vegetableoffered daily˃100% Fruit Juice˃Cereal ≥ 2gFiber/serving˃No trans fat» Lunch˃5+vegetables, weekly˃3 fruits, weekly˃Whole grain, daily˃2+ sources ofiron, daily˃No trans fatDept. of Agriculture
  • 8. » 40% of kids’ daily calories are atschool» Schools set examples of values ofsociety» Let students participate in choosing» Incentives to increase neighborhoodaccess to fruits/vegetables» Don’t offer “competitive food”Sources 1, 3, 6
  • 9. » Vending machines do not affect BMI» This costs too much» Guidelines are too strict˃A slice of pizza counts as a vegetable serving˃Congress blocked new rules in 2011» It’s not as bad as it seems˃PotatoesSources 3, 7
  • 10. »Policy change is good»Continue to educate people»Behavior change takes time»Collaboration is key»Long term results will be worth it
  • 11. 1. Centers for Disease Control & Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm2. Kaiser Health Newshttp://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2010/april/06/government-trying-to-cut-costs-with-healthy-eating-program.asp3. NY Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/us/politics/new-rules-planned-on-school-vending-machines.html?_r=2&4. Good Medicinehttp://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=awh&AN=23757902&site=ehost-live5. Department of Agriculture6. Letsmove.gov7. Sociology of Educationhttp://soe.sagepub.com/content/85/1/23.abstract

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