School food choices and number of physical activity facilities are associated with students’ BMI, Rutgers study finds.

Students at elementary and secondary schools that offer healthier food offerings and more opportunities for physical activities have a healthier body mass index, according to Rutgers researchers.

The study, published in Preventive Medicine Reports, uses professional measures of students’ height and weight –the gold standard for studying childhood obesity –in a study on the effects of a school’s food offerings and physical activity environment. Read more.