School Boarding 101: Winning Friends and Influencing People
Department or Administrative Unit
Nutrition Exercise and Health Sciences
Despite overwhelming and increasing evidence of a children’s obesity epidemic, our public schools have been slow to respond with any sense of urgency. Ironically, as the epidemic worsens we continue to hear more instances of physical education program cuts – the principle school subject that has the potential to combat this epidemic. A major reason schools are changing practices is because of higher educational expectations. Why then are they so reluctant to respond to decreasing children’s health?
Jefferies, S. (2009). School Boarding 101: Winning Friends and Influencing People. Strategies, 22(3), 35–37. https://doi.org/10.1080/08924562.2009.10590823