Understanding Obesity & Childhood Nutrition Panel Perspectives: Schools February 17, 2008 Virginia A Stallings, MD Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Panel Perspectives: Schools
February 17, 2008
Virginia A Stallings, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services first decade of the 21
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food groups to encourageFatsCarbohydratesSodium, potassium
Are children’s diets meeting theDietary Guidelines for Americans?
Federal school nutrition programs are the main source of nutrition provided at school. However, if opportunities for students to select competitive foods and beverages arise, they should be used to encourage greater consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat or low-fat dairy foods.
The IOM recommendations ensure that competitive foods and beverages are consistent with the DGA and will promote healthful life-long eating patterns.
Awareness and understanding of the standards by schools, parents, students, and federal, state, and local as well as other private stakeholders.
Nutrition Standards in Schools report
National Academics Press