Table 1

Summary of Institute of Medicine Recommendations for Schools to Address Childhood Obesity, September 2004

■ Establish nutritional standards for all "Competitive Foods"

■ Establish a minimum of 30 minutes of activity during school day

■ Enhance school health curricula

■ Ensure all school meals meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

■ Ensure schools are as advertising free as possible

■ Conduct annual assessments of student weight, height, BMI, and make data available to parents

Greves and Rivara International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2006 3:1   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-3-1

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