Advocates See Progress On Healthy Eating In Schools

Dec 14, 2016

Since the 1960’s, obesity among children has more than quadrupled, from about 4.5 percent to nearly 20 percent in 2014, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recent statistics show that efforts to combat childhood obesity have shown some success, including the efforts of school districts to provide healthier meals and require physical education.

In Rhode Island, a statewide non-profit called the Healthy Schools Coalition has been working to help schools get healthier. RIPR's Chuck Hinman spoke with Karin Wetherill, a Wellness Coordinator with the Coalition about their efforts to get kids eating healthier at school.