nutrition

NYC Takes Fat Out of School Lunches and Leaves Students With Too Few Calories

Worried that children were losing the war on obesity, New York City began to slim down its school lunch offerings several years ago, replacing fries with baked potato strips and introducing nonfat chocolate milk, whole grain pasta and salad bars, among other tweaks.

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School Bus Brings Summer Meals to Rural Students

A Third Meal at School

The after-school supper program provides a late-day meal for students.
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Miss. Schools Fight Against Obesity

Mississippi has a major obesity epidemic and the state is fighting back - starting with children.

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School Lunches Missing the Mark for Nutrition Standards

It's lunchtime at McKinley Elementary School in San Diego, and the kitchen is filled with the aroma of chicken teriyaki and hamburgers. But there are no pots or cooking utensils in sight. An industrial four-burner stove sits idle.

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U.S. Schools Throwing the Book at Unhealthy Drinks

More U.S. elementary schools are banning unhealthy beverages from the premises, according to a new report.

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American Medical Association Wants Obesity Education Taught in Schools

The American Medical Association wants schools to include a yearly curriculum aimed at preventing obesity for public school kids and teens.

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Senate in N.C. Works to Revamp Education Policy

The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.

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Mass. House Moves to Allow School Bake Sales

Following a controversial state ban on bake sales in schools, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed a budget amendment Wednesday that would allow individual cities and towns to decide whether they wish to prevent the sale of sweets during the school day.

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Schools Prep for a "New" Lunch Line

As schools are hard at work adding more whole grains and boosting fruits and veggies to revamp school lunch menus in line with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new school lunch guidelines, chocolate milk has already undergone a makeover that schools, parents and kids can all feel good about.

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