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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Obesity and Weight Management
Options for Schools in Reducing Obesity
Are you aware of any educational programs/efforts that have been successfully used by schools to reduce childhood obesity?
I wish I could say YES! I am most familiar with programs in Ohio. Here are some places you can go for further information regarding programs in the schools:
- 1. Borden Center for Nutrition & Wellness. Call Children`s Hospital main line 614-722-2000 and ask for the Center.
- 2. Ohio Department of Education administers the federal program Team Nutrition. Call Child Nutrition Services @ 614-466-2945.
- 3. Cooking Light Magazine (http://www.cookinglight.com/cooking/)started a school program and advertises it in every edition.
Hope this gives you some good ideas - let me know if you get anything started!
Jennifer Conway Shrodes, RD, LD
Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University