Tuesday, October 1, 2013

School Daze-What Are They Eating and What Are They Doing? Student Survey Data

From October 2012 - Everyone is clamoring for DATA.  Here is a brief report on the data from our survey of secondary school students.

http://wydaily.com/2012/10/05/get-schooled-ship-reports-wjcc-students-eating-exercise-habits/

However, the data paints a very complex, divided picture.  Half of our students are getting 7 or less hours of sleep a night.  Not good.  Half of our students are drinking SSBs (sugar sweetened beverages) every day.  Not good.  Half of our students are physically active for 60 minutes or more at least 5 days a week.  Good, but what about the other half?

Strolling the halls of a high school might confirm that students are either fit or fat, with few in between.

The author is right - who worried about soda in schools and who knew what "screen time" was just a decade ago? The conversation has changed - in a good way. Let's keep it up.

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