Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:22pm
Child obesity rates have more than tripled over the past 30 years, putting kids at risk of developing conditions that typically only affect adults – such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
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 Tue, 09/04/2012 - 4:54pm
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.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 3:13pm
The Natick Public School system is one of seven nationwide to receive a $25,000 grant to reward its efforts in fighting children's obesity.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 07/17/2012 - 2:22pm
Mississippi has a major obesity epidemic and the state is fighting back - starting with children.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 7:53pm
The American Medical Association wants schools to include a yearly curriculum aimed at preventing obesity for public school kids and teens.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Mon, 05/21/2012 - 7:20pm
Amid the buzz over the Facebook IPO, the ever-evolving theories about how Twitter is reshaping our communications and speculation about where the next social media-enabled protest or revolution will occur, there is an important question we've largely ignored.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 11:16am
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.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:44pm
Lake Forest (Del.) School District is kicking the obesity epidemic. Schools should, they believe, be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle.