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Newark (N.J.) Schools, Agencies Work to Curb Student Hunger

Some students at Carson Elementary School count the days until Thanksgiving or winter break with excitement.

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Mass. District Introduces "Fuel Up to Play 60" Program

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.

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N.Y. District Tweaking New Lunch Plans

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.

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Replacing Lunch Money with Hand Scanners

Healthy Lunch Backlash

Hamilton County (Tenn.) Schools to End Holiday Meals for Families

Hamilton County Schools will no longer invite family and community members to school cafeterias for holiday meals.

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Philadelphia School District (PA) Reopens Some Full-Service Cafeterias

Asked to describe the quality of her school cafeteria's food last year, Sophia Santiago wrinkled her nose.

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St. Louis Public Schools Earns A for Lunch

How do you get school kids to pick a black bean taco over cheese pizza and fries?

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In Fla. County, No Hungry School-Age Child Left Behind

Organizers of The Children's Hunger Project in Brevard County, Fla., employ a very basic strategy to provide food for low-income elementary students. "We have a nine-word business plan: 'See a hungry kid. Buy food. Feed the kid.' And we keep the operation that simple," co-founder Bob Barnes said.

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Lincoln (Neb.) Schools Praised for Healthy Lunches

The Hartley Elementary lunch trays were full of color Wednesday.

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