healthy schools

Va. Schools Hungry to Get More Out of Lunch

When diners at an exclusive food tasting recently noshed on sesame green beans and flame-roasted redskin potatoes, they weren’t celebrating at the area’s newest culinary hot spot. Instead, these gourmands were huddled in a high school cafeteria sampling almost 40 delicacies that soon could become permanent items for thousands of children who eat lunch and breakfast in this northern Virginia school district each day.

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Buffalo Schools Fail to Implement Wellness Policy

One aspect of school improvement that is not being given the emphasis it deserves is the health and safety of our children. A snapshot of public health indicators among Buffalo Public School students reflects a troubling picture.

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How School Lunches Can Help Fight Obesity

Federally funded school lunches — long derided as unhealthy or unappetizing — may have a role in curbing childhood obesity rates, after all … if they are done correctly. Students who receive such lunches as part of the National School Lunch Program are often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and are at a higher risk of obesity as it is. Many health experts have asked whether these free lunches just make matters worse.

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A.D.H.D. Seen in 11% of U.S. Children as Diagnoses Rise

Nearly one in five high school age boys in the United States and 11 percent of school-age children over all have received a medical diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to new data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Legislation Would Help Prepare Tenn. Schools to Treat Allergic Reactions

State legislators are considering a bill that could help children during school hours.

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Nutrition and Schools

Guidelines, what works and inspired ideas in action.

Fighting Student Obesity with ‘Fat Letters’

Let’s Move! Moves to Schools

Atlanta Schools Honored for Serving Locally Grown Food

The Fulton County School System was one of only 25 school systems in the state to be awarded the "Golden Radish" for its commitment to serving locally grown foods in its school cafeterias over the past two years.

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Condition of Trenton (N.J.) High School Shocks Other School Districts

Parents, staff and students from school districts across the state — Trenton, Camden, Irvington, Gloucester City — shared horror stories of broken windows, collapsing roofs and choking mold in dilapidated schools at a meeting yesterday of the state Schools Development Authority.

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