Healthy Kids Act and school dress codes

Jan 31, 2011

A recent survey of Iowa 3rd graders shows 30-percent are overweight, but lawmakers are debating whether to repeal tougher nutritional guidelines and physical education requirements for schools. We'll talk about the Healthy Kids Act and a bill that would give school districts more discretion in mandating what students can wear. That comes on the heels of controversy in the Waterloo school district over a strict dress code. Host Jeneane Beck is joined by Representative Walt Rogers, School Board President Mike Young, Waterloo parent Teesha Peters, Superintendents Doug Stilwell and Cassandra Murra and nutritionist Ruth Litchfield.