Action for Healthy Kids
600 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60607-3758
Telephone: (800) 416-5136
Fax: (312) 212-0098
This national profile, which is designed to be used in conjunction with state profiles containing information on children's nutrition and fitness, highlights data on nutrition and fitness in a broader scope and helps place the state profiles in a national context. The profile deals with the following topics: (1) school demographics; (2) health behaviors and risks, (3) oral health data, (4) school food programs and hunger, (5) national 2000 income demographics, (6) legislation, (7) policies on food, physical education and physical activity in schools, (8) standards and assessment, (9) state priorities, and (10) resources. Statistical information is presented in tables throughout the profile. The profile includes a list of endnotes and acknowledgments.
Keywords: Nutrition, Physical fitness, Children, Adolescents, Health behavior, Statistics, Data, Schools, Oral health, Hunger, School food services, Demography, Federal legislation, Health policy, Assessment