Video highlights school design enhancements through use of guidelines

The Healthy Eating Design Guidelines for School Architecture, the result of an innovative collaboration between public health researchers and school architects, offers a practical set of strategies for creating and sustaining school food environments that ultimately decrease and prevent childhood obesity.

This video documents the story of Buckingham Elementary School in Dillwyn, Va., a school that did renovations using the design guidelines in order to improve its ability to adopt a healthy nutrition curriculum and promote healthy eating.

Watch the video below.

How much sugar is in sugar-sweetened children’s cereal?

A new video, “How Sweet It Is!,” from the Rudd Center shows just how much added sugar there is in many sugar-sweetened children’s cereals. Research conducted by the Rudd Center shows that children will eat low-sugar cereals, and even when allowed to add sugar to the cereal, tend to add much less sugar than a sugar-sweetened children’s cereal contains. Continue reading