CDC Visits Bryan School Campuses

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Bryan ISD has been under the watchful eye of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but for a good reason.

The school district was one of six across the nation chosen for its promising example of local wellness policies.

The CDC has teamed up with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help prevent childhood obesity. They are visiting school districts across the country to learn more about their programs.

"One of the reasons we chose this school is because they started doing more about nutrition and physical activity like seven or eight years ago," CDC researcher Marjorie Gutman said. "They didn't wait until the state or the federal government made them do it."

The CDC team arrived Tuesday and toured several of Bryan's campuses, including Neal Elementary and Bryan High School.

"We were very excited to have them here, and to just learn from them," School Nutrition Services Assistant Director Randi Boleman said. "Also to show off all the great programs and our advances in the students overall health, from nutrition to physical activity to environment."