Health & Wellness

9/7/2012

9/7/2012

As of Wednesday, it’s now illegal in New York, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new bills into law designed “to protect New York’s children and teenagers from the harmful effects of cigarettes.”

9/6/2012

9/6/2012

Life is getting better for students like Stein, according to a report that was released today by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network(GLSEN).

9/5/2012

9/5/2012

Worried that children were losing the war on obesity, New York City began to slim down its school lunch offerings several years ago, replacing fries with baked potato strips and introducing nonfat chocolate milk, whole grain pasta and salad bars, among other tweaks.

9/5/2012

Connie Anderson didn’t know what was bothering her 17-year-old son, a Baltimore-area high school senior with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. He was usually a diligent student, but his grades began to plummet.

“He was starting to go downhill fast,” Ms. Anderson said. “His grades were crashing, and he wasn’t able to focus.”

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

School day wake-up calls recorded by celebrities. Weekend makeup classes. Contests with laptop computers, private concerts and cars as prizes.

9/4/2012

The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to get much of the produce it served to students from national distributors who shipped fruits and vegetables from outside California.

9/4/2012

It is common knowledge that the fresher the food, the more expensive the cost. When new federal guidelines required schools to increase the servings of fruits and vegetables and whole grains, many wondered how they will pay for it.

8/31/2012

8/31/2012

During the school day, you leave your children’s health in the hands of the school nurse — but it’s hard to know if they are prepared for everything. Some forms of preparedness training, like fire drills and tornado drills, are mandated in schools.

8/30/2012

8/30/2012

The largest school district in California and the second largest in the nation, LAUSD, delivered a memorable civics lesson to the children of Thomas Starr King Middle School by granting the students' public request for a ban on food trays made of polystyrene (commonly referred to by the DOW Chemical patented name Styrofoam).

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

About 148,000 students sucessfully completed 303,000 half-credit Florida Virtual School courses this past school year.

8/27/2012

8/27/2012

School meals are about to get much healthier, and at some local school districts, the change will be significant.

8/24/2012

8/24/2012

More whole grains will be 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.

8/23/2012

8/23/2012

Education officials want more Missouri students to eat breakfast at school.

8/23/2012

Central Valley teenager Taylor Ghimenti learned in her 9th grade sex education class that HIV-AIDS could be spread by kissing — a medically inaccurate statement.

8/23/2012

Ninety percent of American high school students report that some of their classmates are using illicit drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, during the school day, a new survey found.

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