Friday, April 30, 2010
A new survey commissioned by W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which consulted over 800 adults from across the country, found that nearly two-thirds of parents of school-age children describe local school food as “poor” or “only fair.” They insist that pizza, chicken nuggets, French fries, tater tots, hot dogs, and hamburgers, should be cut drastically from school menus.
More than 85 percent said fresh fruit and vegetables should be offered every day in school cafeterias. Asked about factors contributing to the obesity epidemic, 71 percent listed cutbacks in recess and physical education as a significant factor. Eighty-six percent recommend requiring 60 minutes of exercise in the school day.
You can read the full article here.
It’s time to take action!