Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:42am
Childhood obesity rates are declining in West Virginia as schools focus on improving nutrition and increasing physical activity, according to a statewide screening program.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 3:03pm
U.S. regulators are relaxing school meal rules aimed at reining in calories and portion sizes after some students, parents and lawmakers complained that new stricter policies left many children hungry.
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 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 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 Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 3:15pm
Former U.S. military leaders have identified a latent threat to the potential for a leaner, more agile fighting force: the school vending machine.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 3:24pm
School districts in Iowa, among other places, are facing a delicate balancing act: Find a way to collect past-due balances for school meals while ensuring that students don’t go hungry.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 2:39pm
A coalition of consumer groups is recommending the U.S. Department of Agriculture get tuna out of school lunchrooms after tests of canned tuna sold to schools found highly variable levels of mercury, in some cases higher than federal guidelines.