Childhood obesity is one of this nation’s most daunting and serious health issues. “Many people have the impression that schools have created the overweight problem with kids, but it isn’t true, because kids eat at other places, too,” said Charlotte Oakley, Ph.D., R.D., executive director of the federally funded National Food Service Management Institute, or NFSMI, based at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.“Schools cannot reverse the childhood obesity epidemic alone,” she continued. ...

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