Obesity study brings nutrition education to Calif. students

Five schools chosen to participate in pilot program.

May 24—Officials from the University of California Cooperative Extension are in the process of selecting five schools in Shasta County to pilot a program that will educate students on nutrition and exercise, and allow experts to study how to motivate kids to choose healthier habits.

The two-year program, which gets into gear in the fall, also will focus on five Butte County schools, said Pat Crawford, the nutritionist at the extension and a professor at UC Berkeley.