Richmond, Va. public schools revamped wellness program, "Fit For Life," that is designed to boost student achievement through focus on health and physical fitness, according to The Times Dispatch in Richmond, Va. For the full story, click here.
Editor’s Insight: One of the positive aspects of this type of wellness program is that it challenges kids to learn. Kids like to be challenged, not simply preached to. This is the reason for the HealthierUS School Challenge, a voluntary national certification initiative for schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.
An article in the May Automatic Merchandiser examines how schools are using vending to promote nutrition. To access the article, click here. By Elliot Maras