Health & Wellness

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

A new Texas Freedom Network Education Fund study shows including teaching about contraception with abstinence has increased during the past three years.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

Over the past decade, the student population that attends Lawrence (Ind.) Township Schools has changed rapidly. In 2000, white students represented 64 percent of the enrollment. Today, the district is 42 percent white, 38 percent black and 11 percent Hispanic.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

The Obama administration and some members of Congress have found a new battleground: school lunchrooms.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do?

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a new study shows.

11/7/2011

11/7/2011

Along with the traditional reading, writing and arithmetic, students in Jefferson County are learning how to garden.

11/4/2011

11/4/2011

Wisconsin school teachers would have to promote abstinence and marriage over contraception in sex education classes, under a controversial bill passed by the state Senate on Wednesday night.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

Wausau (Wis.) School District officials expect to receive about $1.7 million in federal grant money to help enhance the district's physical education and health programs.

10/31/2011

10/31/2011

There are few things more annoying than listening to ignorant, whiny parents complain about a school district teaching their children about sex.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Every morning in Sarah McKerr's third-grade class at Foster Elementary School in Compton, students turn in their homework and file back to their seats with something in hand: a free breakfast.

10/25/2011

10/25/2011

In just six weeks, Whole Foods Market shoppers donated more than $2 million in stores and online to support the School Garden Grant Program, the first major initiative of the Whole Kids Foundation.

10/25/2011

Sexual education classes at NYC public high schools and middle schools might feature some usually unmentioned lessons next year.

10/21/2011

10/21/2011

Five years ago, Richard Reiss, the physical education teacher at Public School 197 in Far Rockaway, Queens, went to the principal with a problem: not even the most athletic among his students, most of whom are poor and black or Latino, had enough endurance to run a mile.

10/21/2011

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

10/20/2011

10/20/2011

The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on school lunch lines.

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