Obesity in public schools

Zeb White, Speech 1311-7002

Since 1970...

# of overweight children has quadrupled

# of overweight children has quintupled

30,000,000 kids eat school lunches

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Over 50% of a child's calories are consumed at school

Guidelines for school lunches:

  • 2 oz. protein
  • 1-2 oz. bread
  • 3/4 cup fruit and veggies
  • 8 oz. milk

Finances pose challenge to improving nutrition

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22% of schools don't require any P.E.

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"Let's Move", led by Michelle Obama, strives to help fight childhood obesity

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Zeb White