Study: School Wellness Success in the Eye of the Beholder

A report by the Action for Healthy Kids advocacy group charges that there is a wide perception disconnect between school administrators and parents about how well school are implementing wellness policies concerning nutrition and physical activity. “Progress or Promises: What’s Working for and Against Healthy Schools” charges that while a large majority of school administrators and school foodservice professionals believe that their schools are already doing a good job limiting "junk foods" and offering healthy, appealing food choices, an equally large majority of parents believe just the opposite.

The report also found that a third of elementary schools do not offer daily recess, and only four percent offer daily physical education classes. The report or an executive summary can be downloaded at www.actionforhealthykids.org/newsroom.php