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Action steps to increase payment in local schools include:

  1. Work with school wellness councils/school officials to include BMI education in school curricula.

    Creating healthier environments for children and adolescents is a critical step in supporting children in making healthy choices, however, it is also important for children to learn how and why they should they lead healthy active lives School wellness councils can work with school administrators to develop health curricula that provides information about the Body Mass Index (BMI) metric and it's use in determining healthy weights.

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    For more information: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Team Nutrition