Friday, June 04, 2004

Whoda Thunk It?

The principal at this school bans soft drinks and overhauls the school cafeteria menu, making it healthy. The parents rebel, but the principal stands her ground.

The result?
Within a year though, not only had many students lost weight, but:

* visits to the school nurse were down 30 percent
* disciplinary problems dropped 20 percent.
* And test scores improved 10 percent to 15 percent.

And that's not all that has changed.

"They are taking responsibility for their health and their lifestyle," Butler said. "This is something that they learn at this school but they will take with them for the rest of their lives."
Common sense. That's all, just common sense. So why do schools seem in such short supply?

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