Wausau Schools Focus on Health

By: Karen Kostko
By: Karen Kostko

The Wausau School District is pulling soda from students' daily routines.

They're working on a plan to provide students with healthier choices during the school day. After several national reports and local statistics, school officials say it's time the Wausau community works together to keep kids active and help them maintain healthier diets.

"We have to convince the kids to make good healthy decisions in their diets, not just foods of convenience but foods that are good for them," Tom Johnson, Physical Education and Health coordinator says.

As of the 2004-2005 school year, these vending machines will dispense juice, milk, and water. They will no longer provide students with soda. More than 70-percent of the vending machine revenue comes from non-soda products.

District officials encourage parents to motivate their kids to participate in more physical activity and eat healthier diets.

Distric officials encourage parents to motivate their kids to participate in more physical activity and eat healthier diets.


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