Nebraska Youth Less Risky Than In Previous Years
According to a new survey by the state health department, Nebraska’s kids are taking part in risky behavior less frequently. Dr. Joanne Schaeffer, the state’s chief medical officer, says she is particularly encouraged by the drop in the smoking numbers. The Youth Risk Behavioral Survey showed some of the greatest improvement since the survey began in 1991, including tobacco and alcohol use and alcohol-impaired driving. On the downside, the survey found only about half of students get the recommended physical activity, and fewer than one in five consume five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily.