Philly Schools Cut Weight Gain

April 7, 2008 at 4:12 pm Leave a comment

Reuters and several other outlets have run stories today on the results of a two-year effort to lower obesity in Philadelphia’s schools. The schools implemented a program developed by the Food Trust, a non-profit that works to increase access to affordable, healthy foods, which included changes in food vending machine products, student incentives for healthy eating, and lessons no good nutrition.

According to the study, which was compiled by researchers at Temple University, this approach reduced the number of overweight children by 50 percent. You can read the Reuters story here and a HealthDay story here.

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Entry filed under: Children, In the News, Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity, Physical Activity.

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