Wellness program in Neb. schools leads to fewer obese students

06/20/2011 | Daily Journal (Franklin/Greenwood, Ind.)

A wellness program at Kearney Public Schools in Nebraska has led to a 13% drop in student obesity, with rates at three elementary schools decreasing by about 25%. Elementary schools have used structured recess, increased use of fruits and vegetables as snacks, limited junk-food sales and brought physical education into the classroom as part of the program.

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