A series of evaluations led by the West Virginia University Health Research Center suggests that schools have made progress to implement the mandates of the Healthy Lifestyles Act and the West Virginia Standards for School Nutrition. Food service directors, superintendents, and school nurses generally support the changes made throughout the state’s schools and believe they’ll contribute to a healthier lifestyle for students. The reports also show that students are drinking soda and eating fast food less frequently—and drinking milk and eating the recommended number of fruits and vegetables more frequently.

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