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Wellness Policy

3/23/2017

As your school district’s Wellness Policy Leader, I wanted to give you some important information regarding childhood obesity.   Childhood obesity is one of the most serious health epidemics facing America today. The American Medical Association now recognizes obesity as a disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one third of children and teens in the United States are overweight or obese. Childhood obesity is leading to a range of health problems that previously were not generally seen until adulthood, including high blood pressure, type II diabetes and elevated blood cholesterol levels. We believe we have a responsibility to improve the health and well-being of our children. Experience shows that schools can be powerful places to make behavioral and environmental changes for students and staff.

 

Sanger USD Action Plan

 

Sincerely,

 

Jannette Garcia,

Director of Child Nutrition Services

Wellness Policy Leader