Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 11:20am
One of the most promising models for changing the way we feed kids is known as "farm-to-school," and it involves connecting schools with fresh, locally grown food and food and agriculture education opportunities. But there are still some common misconceptions. Here are the top 5 myths about farm-to-school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 3:48pm
Six minutes was too late. Ten-year-old Mercedes Mear’s heart had already stopped beating and she wasn’t breathing when Pierce County medics arrived on Oct. 7, 2008. No one in her elementary school knew CPR, or that the medication that might have saved her life, an EpiPen, was kept in the health room where she died, with her name clearly marked on the label.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:36pm
More than three-quarters of the nation’s public elementary schools face no state or district limits on the sale of sugary drinks, candy or salty snacks, according to a survey.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:48pm
Imagine this: You are a 15 year-old standing in front of a school vending machine, getting ready to satisfy the snack craving you've had since first period. But lo and behold, instead of cookies and chips, every one of the slots behind the glass contains the same healthy stuff your mom and dad fill the cabinets with at home. That vision could soon be a nationwide reality, thanks to updated nutrition standards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:25am
Kent school district is the latest Western Washington district that is considering replacing dozens of full school days with partial days. At a meeting this week, administrators and teachers voiced strong support for the move.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:00am
It’s serious allegation, made by health care professionals: Many schools in the Chicago area are not obeying one Illinois law, and that could be putting some students in jeopardy.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:20pm
More elementary schools in Pinellas County could be cutting back on physical education classes next school year to make sure students and teachers get more out of class time.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:17pm
School officials say cafes create a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere where students can study or work on group projects during school hours.