Want a Doughnut?
That's the equation for students in some Florida schools who will be rewarded with a Krispy Kreme doughnut for every A on their report cards.
But the program, aimed at kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, has landed the doughnut company in hot oil with some members of the Palm Beach County School Board. They say that with childhood obesity on the rise there should be a better way to reward kids than with a high-calorie, high-sugar treat.
"Krispy Kreme doughnuts are very good . . . but I can't say that there's anything healthy about them," said school board member Debra Robinson. "Can't we find something else? I mean, a doughnut?"
Palm Beach is one Florida county that just received money to encourage kids to make healthier food choices and to get more exercise.
* Women's 200 meters: Eighteen-year-old Allyson Felix won silver, finishing 0.13 seconds behind Jamaica's Veronica Campbell. Felix is the youngest member of the U.S. track team.
* Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling: American Rulon Gardner, who won gold in 2000, got bronze in the superheavyweight division (2641/2 pounds).
Corrections: We misspelled the names of U.S. volleyball players yesterday. The gold medalists are Misty May and Kerri Walsh.
We left out Seth Gottlieb from our list of reading club members.