Blog Posts By: Deborah Markenson, MS, RD, LD

School wellness policies important foundation for healthy school environments

August 13, 2015

As a baby boomer, I fondly remember walking to school each day, the extended time at lunch to chat with my friends and the fun I had at recesses. My grandchildren’s experiences are much different. Today’s children don’t have the same chance to be healthy, due to decreases in the amount of physical education, recess […]

Obesity Rates Jump Once Children Start School, But There’s a Solution


August 20, 2013

By Deborah Markenson, MS, RD, LD, Director of Weighing In, a program of Children’s Mercy Great news — more of our younger children (less than five years) are at a healthy weight in Missouri and Kansas. Improvements in foods offered by the WIC program and gains in helping more mothers successfully breastfeed likely contribute to […]


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