Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 4:05pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 7:34pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 4:18pm
Hamilton County Schools will no longer invite family and community members to school cafeterias for holiday meals.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/05/2012 - 4:23pm
Asked to describe the quality of her school cafeteria's food last year, Sophia Santiago wrinkled her nose.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:14pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:01pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 11:50am
A new U.S. government study suggests that during a serious flu epidemic, closing schools can keep people - especially kids - out of the ER.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/29/2012 - 4:25pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 4:42pm
More than 90 percent of schools across the state of Oklahoma received a grade of C or higher, with nearly 50 percent receiving a B.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 8:04pm
An arsenal of hand sanitizers, hygiene education and good old-fashioned soap failed to prevent asthma attacks among school children in one Alabama county.