Fairfax County School Board doesn’t want the state to tackle childhood obesity

Tomorrow the Fairfax County School Board will probably vote to say it supports “continued attention to the issue of childhood obesity in Virginia’s public schools,” while also protesting that local school divisions “should retain flexibility in how to address this problem through local wellness policies.”

In other words, Fairfax insists on its right to limit the time students have for recess to 10 minutes per day. This is not a serious policy. It is a joke. Let’s hope our state legislators ignore this self-serving flimflammery and set reasonable guidelines for the time provided for physical activity in our schools.  

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