Improving School Nutrition

This presentation focuses on ways school board members can improve nutrition in their schools by addressing childhood obesity and increased physical education.

Judy Terry

PUBH 6165-05 Environmental Health

Walden University



5 Responses

  1. HI Judy,
    I was a school board member for four years and I am currently a volunteer serving on a committee with teachers and other parents to start a “Healthy School Initiative” for my children’s school. Your presentation is very informative and highlights great research and statistics. Our committee has found that changing the entire school environment is an important way to improve healthy food choices…this would mean eliminating bake sales, decreasing celebrations that center around sweets, like birthdays, as well as providing wholesome healthy lunches and snacks. It is amazing how many celebrations and fundraising activities occur centered around food. The school board is instrumental in driving such policies. One thing that could be added to your presentation would be a couple of slides with statistics related to that school district or one school in particular.

    Laura Sadowski

    • Hi Laura, Thank you for your comments on my presentation. I like your suggestion about bake sales, etc. I have never been a school board member but my late husband was a public school teacher for 31 years so mine was a little different perspective. I would definitely agree that specific school statistics should be included for whichever school district to which this is being presented. I haven’t had time to look at any other presentations but hope to do so tonight. Thanks again for your comments.


  2. Thanks for your very comprehensive presentation Judy. You have presented a helpful overview of the problem of providing good nutrition in schools with many good suggestions. I know that in my local school district that school boards need support from the parents as well as agreeing among themselves is a major challenge. School boards do have the power to set the focus of a school district, and so do PTAs who provide so many of the “extras” in schools.
    Kind regards,

    • Hi Sandy, Thank you for your comments. I am still trying to figure out how to comment on someone’s posting. Hopefully I will be able to comment soon. Happy Thanksgiving, Judy

  3. Judy

    Thank you for the presentation. I appreciate the solicitation of the School Boards to support the efforts of the parents, health preofessionals, parents and the community. I agree that we should get involved and support programs that will educate and make provisions for our children to become healthier. We can make personal efforts by being examples and adopting healthy behaviors as well.
    Thank you for the presentation.
    Kind Regards

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