For OSBA and the rest of the educationists, progressive nonsense is never morally or ethically wrong, it's only underfunded.
From OSBA's Facts in a Flash:
Healthy Children, Healthy Choices Legislation
Both the Ohio House (HB 373) and Ohio Senate (SB 210) are proposing bipartisan bills that would establish nutritional standards for certain foods and beverages sold in schools; require public school students to have periodic body mass index measurements; and require daily physical activity for students. Both bills are being strongly supported by the Ohio Business Roundtable and other health care advocates.
Specifically, the bills would:
- Require that schools provide 30 minutes of physical activity for students each day.
- Increase required physical education time for high school students from a half-unit to a full unit, and ensure that teachers are licensed in physical education.
- Require that schools offer more nutritious food and beverages in vending machines and on menus.
- Require body mass index screenings for students entering third, fifth and ninth grades, educate parents about the results and post aggregate results on district report cards.
- Increase access to free breakfast for students who qualify. OSBA is working with other interested parties on the legislation.
We have expressed some concerns regarding how the proposal would be funded and how districts would fit the new requirements into an already crowded school day.