Rather than mush this in with the item about how convicts tend to be fit, I think it best to devote a separate item to a UAMS news release about progress made by Arkansas public schools under the measures intended to encourage healthier kids — weight monitoring, reduction of availability of sugary drinks and junk food in schools, etc.

Though the figure may represent a big improvement, I still don’t understand — outside of the lure of the easy money — why 4 in 10 Arkansas school districts still peddle junk food. And secondary schools are still peddling soda pop, too, though they must make other drinks available.