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June 01, 2012

As Summer Nears, a Unified Anti-Obesity Campaign Emerges

A new campaign from the National Summer Learning Association is aiming to increase the profile of summer-learning groups in the fight against obesity.

December 14, 2010

Nutrition Bill Will Impact After-School Programs

The new law also paves "the way for an additional 21 million meals" to be served each year to at-risk children in after-school programs, according to Vilsack's office.

August 20, 2010

Taking a Look at Summer School and Summer Lunches

The economy had a varied impact on summer-lunch programs for children this year.

July 22, 2010

Groups Want Child-Nutrition Bill Passed Sooner, Not Later

The Afterschool Alliance is one of many groups urging Congress to pass child-nutrition legislation as soon as possible. "With 1 in 4 kids at risk of hunger and 1 in 3 obese or overweight, the time for action is now," the Alliance and more than 100 other national organizations assert in this ad. Ot...

May 19, 2010

Cutting Out School Breakfasts?

There's been a lot of news coverage lately about possible cuts to the education budget in New Jersey. What got me about this story is its potential impact on the poorest kids in the Garden State. According to the Associated Press, Gov. Chris Christie is proposing cutting $5.5 million in state aid to...

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