Gold Medal School in Ill. Takes on a Hefty Task--Reversing Obesity

No cupcakes here! An Illinois school is shaping a healthier future for their students and is determined to fight obesity. Everyone goes to the gym — every day.

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Audit Finds New York City’s Schools Short on Physical Education

Despite alarming obesity rates among school-age children and a state requirement that all students get some level of structured exercise every week, many New York City schools do not provide physical education, or do not provide it as frequently as they should, according to an audit released on Tuesday by the city comptroller.

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A Community Collaborates for Health

Somerville, Mass. is a model city where civic and educational leaders are creating a culture of healthy living for young residents.

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Gets a Boost

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will be expanding the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

Starving for Recess

Elementary schools that buck tradition and place recess before lunch consistently report improvements in student nutrition and behavior.

Tough New Issues Refocus Health Education

Technology spurs the need for new or revised curricula in schools.

The Wholesome Chef

Jim Rowan, food service director of two northwest school districts, on feeding students quality meals

The New School Lunch

As part of a healthier school food movement, food service providers and district administrators find creative ways to provide better meals.

Five Ways to Get Kids Moving

Sponsor: Dannon Institute

Districts Weigh Obesity Screening

Body mass index programs strive for healthier pupils, but their effectiveness remains uncertain.