A new twist on concentration: Standing while you work

Standing desks are now used in hundreds of schools nationwide

Georgia district partners with university to tackle childhood obesity

Students learn about to eat healthy and stay active

Utah schools will soon scrap vending machine treats

Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.

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Ohio schools get creative to ensure kids are active

School districts across the country have cut physical-education programs to save money. But they don’t usually use recess to boost physical activity.

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Children’s nutrition is a school-parent collaboration

Administrators can drive the change to healthy eating.

Should schools be responsible for childhood obesity prevention?

With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep students healthy continue to rise.

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Many schools cutting back on physical education

There was a time when after-school activities meant riding bikes, shooting hoops in the backyard or even a neighborhood game of hide-and-seek that went on until dusk.

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Childhood obesity: Hudson Valley (N.Y.) schools depend on snack sales to keep cafeterias solvent

Public schools sell sometimes-unhealthy snacks and fatty alternatives to balanced, government-regulated lunches for a simple reason: They earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an exclusive Poughkeepsie Journal review of financial documents and menus and interviews with food service managers.

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How School Lunches Can Help Fight Obesity

Federally funded school lunches — long derided as unhealthy or unappetizing — may have a role in curbing childhood obesity rates, after all … if they are done correctly. Students who receive such lunches as part of the National School Lunch Program are often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and are at a higher risk of obesity as it is. Many health experts have asked whether these free lunches just make matters worse.

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Missing in Action: Omega-3