School Nutrition: An Important Issue in Changing Times

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The world is changing. People are going green, health care is being reformed, and people all over the world are looking to get healthier. This can be seen in First Lady Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, and Action for Healthy Kids among others. All of these initiatives focus on one thing, getting children healthier. The reason? This generation of children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents because of health issues caused by obesity. School nutrition is where these initiatives are starting.

Children eat at least one meal, sometimes two, a day at school. Do you know how the food is prepared or where it is coming from? Are your children getting all the nutrition they need from school lunches? How can you make sure they do? These are all very good questions. These initiatives give you an insight into school nutrition, what it is, what it’s lacking and more.

Check out Game On! the Ultimate Wellness Challenge to find out how to start on the road to healthier children. Register to begin the challenge with your children to a healthier lifestyle. Students Taking Charge gives students the opportunity to create a healthier environment in their schools.

There are many ways to get involved in your child’s nutrition at home and at school. Get more information about your child’s health here and begin making the changes for healthier lifestyles.

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