Childhood obesity continues to be a major concern in the United States. We evaluate obesity prevention efforts in schools, preschools, and communities. We have examined the impacts of obesity prevention programs on body mass index (BMI), physical activity, and fitness using rigorous methods, including randomized controlled trials. We have also studied the link between childhood obesity and children's diets, including participation in school meal programs.
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More Nutritious School Meals Reach Millions of Children Since Passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
Updated nutrition standards called for in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) have made school meals significantly healthier, according to a recent article.Learn more
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Mary Kay Fox
Senior Fellow; Director of Nutrition ResearchView Bio Page
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