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Improving Access to School-Based Nutrition Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs

      Schools are recognized as a key setting to address the increase in overweight among youth. As part of the coordinated school health model, nutrition services can positively impact the eating habits of America’s school children and play a role in reversing this trend. The requirement for school districts participating in the US Department of Agriculture’s child nutrition programs to implement local wellness policies in the 2006-2007 school year presents opportunities for registered dietitians (RDs) to be directly involved in helping schools create more healthful environments. Further opportunities exist for RDs to deliver school-based nutrition services specifically for children with special health care needs.
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      • December 2006 Errata
        Journal of the American Dietetic AssociationVol. 106Issue 12
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          The Beyond the Headlines article “Improving Access to School-Based Nutrition Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs” that appeared in the September 2006 issue of the Journal, page 1333, listed only one author. In fact, there were two authors: Jennie M. McCary, MS, RD, wellness coordinator for Albuquerque Public School District, and Donna Lockner, PhD, RD, associate professor, Nutrition/Dietetics Program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
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