Is your child flunking lunch? A lot of schools now provide fast food in the cafeteria along with vending machines that sell sodas and candy. One principal is bucking that trend. We will discuss her decision to throw the junk food venders out and explore the importance of good nutrition for children at a time when more kids than ever are overweight. Our guests are: Alice Ammerman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at UNC School of Public Health; Dorothy Caldwell, MS, RD, LDN, Coordinator, NC Healthy Weight Initiative at the Department of Health and Human Services; and Dr. Susan Chase, Principal, Belmont Middle School, Gastonia, NC.

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