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Coinciding with the first anniversary of Michelle Obama’s heavily-publicized campaign against childhood obesity, in a new study published in the American Heart Journal, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan found that sixth-graders who ate the lunch provided by their school were 29 percent more likely to become obese than those who brought lunch from home: a greater risk than the scientists found for those who spent a daily two hours watching TV or playing video games, which increased the obesity risk by a mere 19 percent. The researchers also warn that lunch menu items, like “Big Daddy Pizza Wedge” & “Chocolate Chip Pancakes,” send an unhealthy message to students.

Does good food help lead to academic success? What do you think?  Please participate in the Browning Healthy Initiatives Team Meetings to discuss what we as a community can do to help improve the health & wellness of our students.  Plans are in the works for a Family Fitness Night/Health Fair/Blood Drive.  Your input at Wed., March 2nd PTA Meeting would be greatly appreciated!