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Friday, May 18, 2007

Somerville supports kids

An entire town went on a diet for a year in an effort to help the children in the community adopt healthier habits, according to an Associated Press article.

Thanks to financial support from a couple of grants, educational programs emphasized the importance of increasing activity and making food choices that included more fruits and vegetables and less fat. School lunches featured more fruits and vegetables, and children were encouraged to eat as much of them as they desired. Restaurants even joined the effort by offering healthier options and smaller portions. At the end of the program, researchers say the town's children avoided gaining one pound of body weight, compared to children in neighboring communities -- making the program a success.

Read the article yourself and tell me what you think.

1 comment:

Lingerie Lady said...

I read about this elsewhere today. I think that the one pound now doesn't matter, but the things it may have taught some children about healthier eating may make a difference down the road.