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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Grant to address obese students
Some time ago we were told that students in Tennessee were more obese than in any other state. Now Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has announced that Tennessee has been awarded more than $4.3 million in grant funding to prevent childhood obesity, reduce the risk of children and adolescents developing chronic disease in adulthood, and help manage chronic health conditions prevalent in Tennessee students. In addition, Tennessee is the only state to receive funds, awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to support professional development and training to help educators improve student health and academic achievement. Research shows that children who eat more nutritious meals and are more physically active perform better in the classroom. However, Tennessee students are struggling with eating habits and lack of exercise, which contribute to development of chronic diseases later in life. In Tennessee, more than 39 percent of school-aged children are overweight or obese and overall Tennessee currently has the highest childhood obesity rate in the nation.


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