The National Association of State School Boards released a policy guide on Preventing Childhood Obesity.
Schools have many powerful tools at their disposal to serve as one of the primary agents to address the obesity crisis. Schools access to children is unique as children spend a significant amount of their day in school. The ability to educate and reinforce healthy behaviors provides the opportunity for schools to effect the community at large.
The policy guide is based on the National Association of State School Boards of Education's companion document: Fit, Healthy and Ready to Learn.