Childhood Obesity and Schools

Childhood Obesity and Schools: Over the last 20 years, the number of obese and overweight children has doubled in the United States. In North Carolina, schools are at the front line in the fight against childhood obesity. Although some school officials would like to serve healthier foods, many schools rely on income generated by less healthy items sold from snack food counters and vending machines. Host Rusty Jacobs talks about nutrition in North Carolina schools with Penny Gordon-Larsen, professor of nutrition at UNC-Chapel Hill; Lynn Hoggard, Section Chief for Child Nutrition Services at the NC Department of Public Instruction; and Kenneth Dobyns, English teacher at West Johnston High School in Benson, North Carolina. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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