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November 20, 2007

Texas fitness policy for grades 3-12

In attempt to combat the trends and gain some knowledge of how healthy, or unhealthy, Texas students really are, lawmakers during the last legislative session passed a bill requiring school districts to annually assess the fitness and activity levels of all students in grades three through 12, and report those findings to the Texas Education Agency.   This bill, which piggy backs on recent changes in the Texas school nutrition policy, is now taking effect throughout the Texas school system.

Article:

http://www.lufkindailynews.com/news/content/news/stories/2007/11/18/student_health.html

Food nutrition policy:

http://www.squaremeals.org/fn/home/page/0,1248,2348_0_0_0,00.html
fitness bill:  (deals only with physical activity, not food)

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/76R/billtext/html/SB00530F.htm

(Thanks to William Mitchell College of Law student Teri Carlisano for preparing this post)

November 20, 2007 in Children, nutrition policy, Obesity | Permalink

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