Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Approaches to Nutrition and Physical Education in Secondary Schools


The global prevalence of childhood obesity has nearly quadrupled over the past 30 years. Three contributors are decreases in physical activity, increases in food portion sizes, and increases in the availability of sugary drinks and foods with high levels of saturated fats. State and local governments have sought to reduce childhood obesity levels through health education programs and nutrition policies.

This study provides data on the health education programs, policies, and practices in secondary schools in the seven jurisdictions.

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