Health & Wellness

11/21/2012

11/21/2012

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

Aaron Engel usually only needs to look in a player’s eyes.

11/20/2012

Joshua Grier, 12, of Upper Marlboro said he was upset that a former friend at Kettering Middle School had joined others in imitating him.

11/16/2012

11/16/2012

On Oct. 24, physical education teacher Kathy Hibbard held a kickoff meeting at Shaker Lane School (Littleton, Mass.) to introduce students and staff to the "Fuel Up to Play 60" program. Sponsored by the NFL and the National Dairy Council and inspired by a number of recent studies connecting good nutrition and exercise with improved academic performance, the program encourages children to make healthy eating choices and to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

11/12/2012

11/12/2012

In September, schools began following a federal law to make lunches healthier, but some of the changes have been unpopular with students, and now some schools are searching for solutions.

11/12/2012

West Virginia schools are better equipped to handle disasters like Hurricane Sandy than many other states, according to a national report.

11/8/2012

11/8/2012

As of Friday afternoon there were four confirmed cases of Pertussis, more commonly known as “whooping cough,” in the Bigfork School District and antibiotics were recommended to students who came in contact with the infected.

11/7/2012

11/7/2012

Hamilton County Schools will no longer invite family and community members to school cafeterias for holiday meals.

11/6/2012

11/6/2012

The Los Angeles Unified School District's mental health department, along with a group of partners, recently landed a $2.4-million grant to work with students exposed to traumatic events.

11/2/2012

11/2/2012

Georgia health officials have announced North Hall Middle School, Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry and Black's Mill Elementary School in Dawsonville are among 21 schools that have gotten state grants to help fight childhood obesity.

11/2/2012

U.S. school children searching for a healthy snack at school - perhaps an apple or some celery sticks - may find that a bag of potato chips is much easier to come by, a report released on Thursday said.

10/31/2012

10/31/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that schools will remain closed on Wednesday -- the third straight day -- as a result of Hurricane Sandy.

10/31/2012

A new U.S. government study suggests that during a serious flu epidemic, closing schools can keep people - especially kids - out of the ER.

10/30/2012

10/30/2012

Some seniors at Greenville High School are banding together to make a difference so students don’t feel hungry due to new food regulations. New requirements headed by first lady Michelle Obama and members of Congress went into effect across the nation this school year.

10/29/2012

10/29/2012

Since the start of the 2010 school year, thirsty students at Turlock High School have been able to visit a "hydration station," a state-of-the-art drinking fountain that provides filtered and chilled water.

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