Should a NutriGram score be part of every Lawrence kid's report card?

Want to spark discussion that leads to healthier options for Lawrence children and raises the nutritional awareness of parents, teachers and kids?

Take a look at this video about NutriGram, a new Cooper Institute assessment tool that measures kids' nutrition knowledge. It's tagline is "Eat smart. Be smart."

The Lawrence Public Schools have already adopted FittnessGram, a physical activity assessment. Should this be the next big thing to help promote academic success?


Robert Rauktis 6 years, 3 months ago

Kids get fat over school breaks. The parents have to see they have a responsibility here. Kids don't get fat breathing O2. Also, there must be a realization sometime that a mind needs a healthy body to carry it. One doesn't exist without the other, despite Christian body/soul lore.

Marilyn Hull 6 years, 3 months ago

The purpose of NutriGram is not to pin the responsibility for overweight kids on any party, including schools or parents. It is to provide a measurement tool for nutrition knowledge.

I would argue that all of us--parents, schools, community, the food industry, etc.--have a role to play in helping kids be smarter by eating smarter.

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