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Table 1 Summary of Institute of Medicine Recommendations for Schools to Address Childhood Obesity, September 2004

From: Report card on school snack food policies among the United States' largest school districts in 2004–2005: Room for improvement

■ Establish nutritional standards for all "Competitive Foods"
■ Establish a minimum of 30 minutes of activity during school day
■ Enhance school health curricula
■ Ensure all school meals meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
■ Ensure schools are as advertising free as possible
■ Conduct annual assessments of student weight, height, BMI, and make data available to parents