Health :: B.C. sets national standard in promoting student health

The Province will require 30 minutes of daily physical activity for students and is also fast-tracking the removal of junk food in schools with Canada?s most aggressive initiative yet to fight obesity in children and youth, Education Minister Shirley Bond and ActNow BC Minister Gordon Hogg announced today.

Diet :: Back to school with 5 a day

The number of children achieving their 5 A DAY target has increased by 13% in 2 years according to a report out by the UK Department of Health. The Further Evaluation of The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme, launched in the week when millions of children are about to begin a new school year, shows that the scheme is working and could contribute to a reduction of heart disease, stroke and cancer later in life.

Diet :: Teen diet and exercise survey gives cause for concern

A survey of 18,486 secondary school students at 322 schools across all Australian states except Western Australia has found that a significant proportion of students fall short of current, national dietary and physical activity recommendations for teenagers.

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