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Andrea Larkins
» More than one-third of American childrenare obese or overweight» Childhood obesity almost tripled in 30 years» Obese you...
OPTIMAL:18.5-25OVERWEIGHT:25.1-30OBESE:30.1-40SEVERELY OBESE:>40.1BMIcharts.org
CDC.gov
» Lower self-esteem» Poor academic performance» Increased risk for health consequences» More likely to be overweight as ad...
» Getting junk food out of schools˃Vending machines˃School lunches» Restrictions on what can be served and soldat school˃W...
» Breakfast˃Fruit or Vegetableoffered daily˃100% Fruit Juice˃Cereal ≥ 2gFiber/serving˃No trans fat» Lunch˃5+vegetables, we...
» 40% of kids’ daily calories are atschool» Schools set examples of values ofsociety» Let students participate in choosing...
» Vending machines do not affect BMI» This costs too much» Guidelines are too strict˃A slice of pizza counts as a vegetabl...
»Policy change is good»Continue to educate people»Behavior change takes time»Collaboration is key»Long term results will b...
1. Centers for Disease Control & Preventionhttp://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/obesity/facts.htm2. Kaiser Health Newshttp://ww...
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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.

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Child Nutrition in School

  1. 1. Andrea Larkins
  2. 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. 3. OPTIMAL:18.5-25OVERWEIGHT:25.1-30OBESE:30.1-40SEVERELY OBESE:>40.1BMIcharts.org
  4. 4. CDC.gov
  5. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 10. »Policy change is good»Continue to educate people»Behavior change takes time»Collaboration is key»Long term results will be worth it
  11. 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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