Improved School Nutrition: A Strategic and Moral Imperative

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Aired on: June 18th, 2013

3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)

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Our Guest(s) This Week

Ann G. Kulze

Ann G. Kulze, MD, is a renowned authority and motivational speaker on nutrition, healthy living and disease prevention. She received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from Clemson University and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she graduated as the Valedictorian of her class. With formal training in both nutrition and medicine, in addition to her extensive “hands on” experience as a wife, mother of four, and trusted family physician, she has distinguished herself as a one-of-a-kind “real world” nutrition and wellness expert. She is the founder and CEO of the wellness education firm, Just Wellness LLC, and author of several books including the award winning, best-selling Eat Right for Life® series. Hundreds of North American organizations have used her Eat Right for Life program to guide their employees including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mayo Clinic Health Systems, and Lockhead Martin.

This Week's Topic

Dr. Ann will make the compelling case for improved school nutrition and wellness as both a strategic educational imperative and a moral imperative.

There is much to learn today about the impact of good nutrition on school success. Tune in to find out about solutions to this problem.

  • There is ample evidence that poor health in childhood and adolescence is associated with higher risk of dropping out of high school.
  • The incidence of bullying occurs at higher levels with children who are obese or overweight.
  • Programs that combat childhood obesity are paying off. What can parents, schools, and communities do?

Resources:

Presentation Slides pdf.

ChooseMyPlate.gov(2013).

CSPI School Foods Tool Kit: A Guide to Improving School Foods and Beverages(2009)

Dr. Ann Wellness(2013).

HealthierUS School Challenge(2010).

Let’s Move! America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids(2012).

Make a Difference at Your School. CDC Resources Can Help You Implement Strategies to Prevent Obesity Among Children and Adolescents(2013).

MUSC Boeing Center For Children’s Wellness pdf(2013).

South Carolina Wellness Policy Guidelines from the Office of Health and Nutrition, S.C. Department of Education. http://ed.sc.gov/agency/os/Health-and-Nutrition/documents/WellnessGuidelines.pdf pdf(2012).

Wechsler, H., McKenna, M. L., Lee, S. M., & Dietz, W. H. (2004).  The Role of Schools in Preventing Childhood Obesity pdf.