Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 3:34pm
Students at Indiana schools have a wider range of healthy snacks to choose from in vending machines and snack bars since lawmakers endorsed guidelines to cut the amount of junk food available to young people with the aim of reducing obesity in the state.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 2:48pm
Not everyone loves the policies — or the commercials — but Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s emphasis on healthier living habits seems to have had some impact on New Yorkers, who now have a life expectancy of 80.6 years compared with 78.2 years for the United States as a whole.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 4:15pm
Ohio education and food program officials want to increase the number of children in low-income areas who participate in a program that offers them free breakfasts or lunches during the summer, when they're not getting meals at school.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 01/30/2012 - 4:25pm
The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings — including the always popular pizza — will come with less sodium, more whole grains and a wider selection of fruits and vegetables on the side.