Wednesday, December 6, 2006
About 75 percent of California kids, in grades five, seven and nine, failed to pass the state’s annual fitness test. That news was announced last month. The fitness test includes six criteria, including body composition, aerobic capacity and upper body strength.
The results of the test dovetail with other evidence of sedentary lifestyles among young people. Childhood obesity, and its many health consequences, is an established concern among health care professionals.
- Jack O’Connell, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
- Dr. Ken Fujioka , director of nutrition and metabolic research at the Scripps Clinic and director of the Scripps Center for weight management.