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How can our Schools better lead our children to healthy lives?
Obesity: Having a very high amount of body fat in relation to lean body mass, or Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
Body Mass Index (BMI): A measure of an adult’s weight in relation to his or her height, specifically the adult’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of his or her height in meters.
(*BMI 30, or about 30 lbs. overweight for 5’4” person)
No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%
Passed the bill to authorize the Healthy Children Task Force. (2007)
Nutritional content standards for foods and beverages sold or provided on the school grounds will be formed by a nutrition advisory panel in collaboration with the Dept. of Health.
Healthy Kids Act states; The Dept. of Education will convene a group of “stakeholders” to develop models that describe ways to meet the requirement.
Increase recess time
Provide times and locations for planned activity (small blocks of minutes)
Regular P.E. teachers can teach, inform, and aid classroom teachers as to how to incorporate activity into their regular subject matter.
In-service programs can be devoted to activity