Healthy Schools Campaign to Launch ‘The Student Body Challenge’ to Address Childhood Obesity in Schools

CHICAGO, IL – Oct. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A recent survey of parents of school-aged children conducted by the national Action for Healthy Kids consortium found that while the majority of parents want their children to get healthier food and more exercise at school, nearly 85% were unaware that federal law requires their schools to develop comprehensive wellness policies addressing these issues by July 1, 2006. They are also unaware that the law specifies that parents, among other key stakeholders, must be involved from the beginning in designing those district policies.