CDC Pushes Towards a Healthier Youth

As the school year approaches, nutrition and health policies are continuing to be implemented into school districts nationwide, according to a report released Monday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The majority of school districts now have menus available, combined with caloric information and helpful tips about food safety and nutritious eating. Since 2000, the number of school districts that has made this information available has increased by 17.4 percentage points, to 52.7 in total.

Since 2000, school are also pushing for physical education programs to begin at an earlier age, resulting in an 11 percent increase (up to 93.6 percent) in the number of districts required to incorporate physical education programs.

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