Responding to Childhood Obesity Through School Policy: [Talkback Live Transcript.] By Education Week on the Web. (Education Week, Bethesda, Maryland) July 29, 2004. 15 p.
Full Text at: www.edweek.org/ew/tb/tblive/transcript_07-29-2004.htm
["As the nation's children grow heavier, policymakers, health officials, and interest groups are pressuring schools to provide students with healthier meals and snacks and more time for physical activity during the school day. Fewer than 35 percent of students today attend daily physical activity classes, and most schools don't require physical education, the CDC reports. At the same time, the federal agency says, half of all districts have a contract that gives a company the rights to sell soft drinks in schools. Some states have already moved to limit the sale of candy and soda in schools, but asking schools to give up the lucrative vending deals offered by companies such as Coca Cola is no small matter." Education Week (July 29, 2004). 1.]