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  1. page PUSD and RBHS edited ... While all nutrition information is posted online, a category was missing. Sugar. One cannot lo…
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    While all nutrition information is posted online, a category was missing. Sugar. One cannot look up the sugar content in the fruit juices, which undoubtably, contained an amount rivaling that of soda. The Gatorade and Switch Sparkling Beverage information is simply not posted at all because, "nutrition information varies depending on flavor".
    The nutritional fact sheet does not help a parent decide which food their child should buy unless they already understand how much fiber, protein, fat, carbs, calcium, and iron their child needs. It would be better if the fact sheet showed which items are the healthiest or what the recommended intake of each category is per day. The easiest ways to stay away from unwanted calories and fats at school are to abstain from the salads due to the dressings, except for the lite Italian, to drink only milk or water, and to stick with fruits and vegetables, or a turkey sandwich on a wheat bun.
    Summary and Action Plan:
    A third of the PUSD students eat food from the cafateria or cart.A third of the United States is obese. If we can establish healthy eating and exercise in these formative years we can prevent obesity in the future. An action plan may involve posting sugar content of each menu item and drink on the school website and making the nutritional information on the website easier to understand for parents by including a recommended daily intake of each category (protein, carbohydrates, ect.) for their child's age. Physical Education should focus more on lifelong skills that can be used to exercise at home or with others. Health class could focus more on proper nutrition for preventing obesity.The lunch menu could do without some of the high fat dressings or at least post calorie information on the menu at school. The more informed students are the more equipped they are to make healthy choices.

    Marie:
    1) While the PUSD tries to keep its main meals as healthy as possible, competitive foods (foods that are offered in vending machines, student stores, fundraising and the a la carte menus), tend to be low in nutrients and high in fat. Even though the school boasts that banning soda and french fries are preventing obesity in students, these bans are in vain. A student could easily purchase ice cream from the student store or grab a candy bar from the vending machine. Recently though, the P {http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRy6ueQD4GvrnM3BHSyGUUu1YiHPVX_HrpC_gaFK3oKjx-fpH8a} USD has begun to replace much of their competitive food items with healither options. The question is, however, will they be as popular as the unhealthier food items?
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  2. page PUSD and RBHS edited ... {PUSD_2.png} 2) PUSD has a monthly nutrition newsletter online known as, Nutrition Nuggets- …
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    2) PUSD has a monthly nutrition newsletter online known as, Nutrition Nuggets- Food and Fitness for a Healthy Child. The Newsletter is targeted toward children’s parents. In the September 2011, edition many topics are covered. It is suggested that parents look over the school menus and have their child circle the healthy meals and options they were going to eat. It suggests being active after school hours, getting a checkup at the doctor, and putting your child in a routine that allows nine to eleven hours of sleep. Regarding PE, the newsletter suggests showing interest in what their child does in gym class, asks to consider enrolling their child in a sport based on something they learned in PE, and staying in touch with the teacher. The newsletter also informs on choices made after school is out. It suggests packaging leftovers away into single servings so their child is not overeating, focusing on fun games as a form of exercise, substituting ketchup with hummus or mustard, and all the ingredients for making a salad: everything from shopping at a localmarket, to individual ingredients, and teaching children the steps of making a salad. There are two outdoor games with instructions on how to play them in the article as well as four healthy recipes for after-school snacks. The final section talks about self-esteem and stressing being healthy instead of wanting to look a certain way.
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    Surprisingly, the food with the highest caloric content is the Southwest Chicken salad, a salad sold on the cart menu. It is 479 calories with 21 grams of fat, but only a third of this fat is from the "Lite Ranch" dressing. The Parmesan Chicken Sandwich also contained 430 calories, and 18 grams of fat. The Baked Potato with sour cream is a side item containing 339 calories containing 12.5 grams of fat, compared to the carroteenies which only have 19 calories and 0 grams of fat.
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  3. page PUSD and RBHS edited ... 8. Which item on the school menu is the highest in caloric value? {PUSD_1.png} Audrey: ...…
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    8. Which item on the school menu is the highest in caloric value?
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    3) The middle school and high school lunch menus have a basic format for everyday. The menu options contains meat, are a cheeseburger or chicken sandwich, pizza, a meat or fish sandwich, a chicken salad, a bean and cheese burrito, corn or hot dog, or yogurt and crackers. While each of these menu items are main courses, side items include: salad greens, carrots, cole slaw, fruit cups, broccoli, edamame, or a variety of fresh fruits. Each meal comes with a choice of 1% low-fat white milk or non-fat chocolate or strawberry milk. The food sold at the cart however has many more options including: italian, asian, mexican, american, and deli foods, as well as snacks, breakfast items, and fruit juices.
    Surprisingly, the food with the highest caloric content is the Southwest Chicken salad, a salad sold on the cart menu. It is 479 calories with 21 grams of fat, but only a third of this fat is from the "Lite Ranch" dressing. The Parmesan Chicken Sandwich also contained 430 calories, and 18 grams of fat. The Baked Potato with sour cream is a side item containing 339 calories containing 12.5 grams of fat, compared to the carroteenies which only have 19 calories and 0 grams of fat.
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Wednesday, October 12

  1. page The State-Local Government edited ... Several local and state governments are taking action to prevent obesity. Many organizations i…
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    Several local and state governments are taking action to prevent obesity. Many organizations in the state have taken part in an effort to overcome childhood obesity. They are creating programs to convince children to make healthy choices. There have been exercise, better diet, and lessons to educate the youth about healthy decisions. The families of obese kids should partner up with these organizations to make healthy choices for their kids. To get a better understanding of what their kids should do to prevent obesity should be implied. The government can't do everything to prevent obesity. It should be the parents of kids that should also contribute to this crisis.If parents can take obesity serious than there kids will step i and make the right choices.
    
    Links:Works Cited:
    Call to Action San Diego County Childhood Obesity Action Plan 2006. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2011. [[http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/‌bos3/‌docs/‌coap.pdf]].
    Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Government. N.p., 2011. Web. 22 Sept. 2011. [[http://www.iom.edu/‌Activities/‌Children/‌LocalObesPrevention.aspx]].
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