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Document Number: 5660

F As in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America - This publication is essential reading for a snapshot of where states stand in enacting policies to address education in health, nutrition and physical fitness. Fifty-state tables and data provide statistics on overweight levels among high school and child populations. Report highlights include: (1) an overview of state policies addressing nutrition, physical education and health education in schools; (2) an examination of state policies on food in schools; (3) a review of state physical education requirements; (4) state health education requirements; (5) a table (page 40) which indicates which states have received Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funds to improve school health programs; (6) a list of states that have established commissions on obesity or nutrition; and (7) review of the states that have received CDC funding for nutrition and physical activity programs and school health programs. The report offers conclusions and recommendations to reverse the obesity epidemic among Americans of all ages. An eight-page executive summary also is available. (Trust for America’s Health, October 2004)...

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