Children spend a substantial amount of time at school
Snacks other than fresh fruit are not usually available on school premises in most countries
Disadvantaged and low academic performing schools have a higher risk for obesity.
Some school interventions regarding nutrition and physical activity have demonstrated increased physical activity, improved diet, and a decline in obesity. It is evident that school-based obesity prevention programs can have a positive impact on behaviors in children and adolescents.
Although getting your child to eat healthy can be a constant battle, its one well worth fighting.