Health & Wellness

8/23/2012

8/23/2012

Schools across the country are now re-opening after the summer break. Preferred Meal Systems, Inc., a national supplier of healthy, well-balanced pre-plated meals for more than 40 years, will be introducing new meal offerings and healthier foods for lunch and breakfast, and now meal and nutritional information parents want will be easy to access online.

8/22/2012

8/22/2012

Gathered in the large garden behind an elementary school here, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let them smell the leaves, and then did the same with oregano.

8/21/2012

8/21/2012

There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy options. The challenge is getting children to eat them.

8/17/2012

8/17/2012

School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) 2012 Back to School Trends Report shows that school foodservice professionals are finding creative ways to prepare and serve school meals that meet healthy new nutrition standards.

8/16/2012

8/16/2012

Chesterfield County's School Board on Tuesday night approved a new policy that requires the division to provide at least two doses of epinephrine at each school.

8/15/2012

8/15/2012

When lunchtime rolls around at some Chicago-area schools this year, students in the cafeteria line might be served a panini or antibiotic-free chicken or a black-bean burger. And in at least one district, the salad bar will include a combination of cucumbers and jicama.

8/14/2012

8/14/2012

U.S. laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

8/13/2012

8/13/2012

Students in a central Indiana school district who test positive for drug use could lose the right to participate in extracurricular activities and be forced to undergo counseling as part of changes to the district's drug testing policy.

8/8/2012

8/8/2012

A new law aimed at protecting student-athletes from concussions and other head injuries is taking effect in New Hampshire just as players begin gearing up for the fall season.

8/8/2012

To help athletic trainers and other health professionals combat this epidemic of injuries, Pearson is now the exclusive provider of Concussion Vital Signs, an affordable, flexible and comprehensive concussion management program.

8/7/2012

8/7/2012

The high school or middle school student who can grab a sugar-sweetened soft drink on school grounds during class hours is becoming a rarity, a new study finds.

8/7/2012

Gov. John Lynch is publicly signing a law that creates new rules regarding student-athletes who suffer concussions.

7/31/2012

7/31/2012

With the highest teen pregnancy rate in the country, a majority of Mississippi's school districts have chosen to teach an abstinence-only sex education curriculum this year.

7/30/2012

7/30/2012

For Alex Jilek, getting three kids ready for school in the morning generally involves lots of raised voices.

7/24/2012

7/24/2012

First, school districts scaled back sodas in vending machines. Now, one Florida Bay area school district is targeting energy drinks, a growing $9 billion business in the U.S.

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