Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 7:14pm
Montgomery County Public Schools will consider implementing later start times for its high schools following a push from parents, Superintendent Joshua Starr said Wednesday.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 9:16pm
School cafeteria kitchens in Washington serve about 500,000 lunches a day. Given that volume, you might expect school kitchens to rack up a fair number of health department violations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 5:07pm
Emergency planners in Washington estimate as many as 700,000 people participated in an earthquake drill on Thursday morning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 4:26pm
A California boy has been ordered to transfer to another middle school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis – even though his doctors and parents maintain he does not have the incurable, non-infectious disease, the San Francisco Gate reported.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 8:48am
Kids can be finicky when it comes to filling up on fruits and veggies - “they don’t taste right, they taste funny,” said 13-year-old Kiondre Andino - but sometimes the best way to get picky eaters to eat is to have them pick and grow the food themselves.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 5:21pm
School districts in California and New Mexico are trying to ban the popular snack food Flamin’ Hot Cheetos because they say it is a health hazard to students.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:26pm
A member of the Board of School Committee said serving healthier meals at lunch is driving students to eat more junk food just to fill up.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:22pm
Child obesity rates have more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting kids at risk of developing conditions that typically only affect adults – such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 12:23pm
Branford, CT school officials are asking its school bus contractor to see if drivers can be trained to use emergency equipment if a student is having an extreme allergic reaction.