>>For the past 3 years the Cambridge Massachusetts school district has been waging an all out assault on fattening food, enticing kids with samples of new healthy fare, even turning 5th graders into farmers. What are your favorite foods that you are growing in the garden right now?
>>Yeah, I think so.
>>I like the way it spices stuff.
>>The number of overweight kids here has been on the rise. Now it's dropped by 11% in 2 years; that's 140 kids.
>>Just some very simple things like where we place, where we actually put the fruits and vegetables where the kids can reach them.
>>This district has already done what the Government is recommending today, eliminating junkie snacks from school vending machines, [inaudible] and lunch lines. According to the new reports, tier 1 foods like fruits, veggies, whole grain snacks and small portions of 100% fruit juice should be available to all grades. But, tier 2 foods like baked chips and pretzels, animal and graham crackers and low fat ice cream bars under 200 calories should only be available to high schoolers and only after school hours. It says that snacks like fried potato chips and sodas, should never be sold at school, even at fundraisers.
>> [Inaudible Speaker]
>>School nutritionists say that today suggested guidelines should be made mandatory like the regulations for school lunches.
>>There are 26 states that have different nutrition standards for these ala cart or competitive food items and it's a real challenge for industry.
>>One thing that's clear in Cambridge, kids
don't miss the fattening snacks, provided they have attractive
alternatives. Nancy Cortez, CBS News, Cambridge
Many schools recognize that childhood obesity is a shared problem and have begun to assume some responsibility by making small changes in their meal programs and incorporating more physical activity into daily class schedules. These simple changes can have significant positive outcomes for children. In this chapter, you will learn what nutrient groups provide calories and how to make healthy food choices. As you watch the video, pay careful attention to the changes that the Cambridge school implemented to comply with nutritional guidelines and to make meals healthier for the children.
1_What strategies did the Cambridge school use to
increase children's acceptance of healthier food choices?
2_What evidence demonstrated that the school's changes were having a positive effect?
for Tanya to answer please
1.The strategies dis the cambridge school are ,
A. They maid small changes in students meal programs and
incorporating more physical activity into daily class
B. Eliminated junkie snacks from school vending machines and lunch lines.
C. They stopped availability of snacks like fried potato chips and sodas even at fundraisers.
D. They put the fruits and vegetables where the kids can reach them.
E. Ptrovided attractive alternatives of fat .
2.The number of overweight kids here has been on the rise. After the changes It's dropped by 11% in 2 years; that's 140 kids.
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