To: Guian McKee, CCS School Board, Colette Blount, CCS School Board, Juan Wade, CCS School Board, Kathy Galvin, CCS School Board, Leah Puryear, CCS School Board, Llezelle Dugger, CCS School Board, Ned Michie, CCS School Board, and Rosa Atkin...

CCS School Board: Restrict Sugar in Schools

Restrict sugar in our schools.

Why is this important?

I in 10 kindergarteners entering Charlottesville City Schools is overweight or obese. From the 4th Grade on, it's 1 in 3. In addition to the short and long term health burden on our community, overweight students tend to suffer emotionally and psychologically and perform poorly in school. Sugar is directly linked to weight gain and is considered by many experts to be an anti-nutrient. Yet, on any given day as many as 4 of these items - cookies, ice cream, sugary yogurts and cereals and candy - are offered to students at CCS. We're calling on the School Board to take a stand.