Five Years Following Nutrition Mandates, California Students Consume Fewer Calories

Five years after California enacted restriction rules in school cafeterias, a new report shows that high school students there consume fewer calories and less fat and sugar at school than students in other states, according to The New York Times. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: This study’s author notes in the article that no single sector or environment is going to be the magical cure for childhood obesity, and that obesity is a very complex problem.

Hopefully, more people will realize that a multi-faceted approach is needed to reduce childhood obesity.

VendingMarketWatch has repeatedly observed that restricting what’s available in the schools is only one part of the solution; students need to be educated about health and nutrition. 05-10-12 By Elliot Maras