Obesity is one of the top health concerns for California’s children. Part of the problem stems from the consumption of too much junk food combined with not enough exercise.
After-school programs are in a unique situation to address these issues with a structure of healthy eating and physical activity.
For this Issues & Ideas segment, KCBX News Director Randol White speaks with State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson of Santa Barbara County, who recently introduced a bill to certify after-school programs that follow certain guidelines aimed at curbing obesity.
He also hears from after-school leaders in San Luis Obispo whose programs could benefit from the idea, and one local leader who believes the push is just another example of too much government.