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April 09, 2013

USDA Meat Inspections Saved at Expense of School Kitchen Upgrades

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack successfully lobbied Congress to preserve money for meat inspecting by letting him cut money from a program to upgrade school kitchens.

April 08, 2013

Strict Rules for School Meals Could Cut Obesity in Low-Income Students

Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.

April 04, 2013

New Report Cards Consider School Climate

In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.

April 03, 2013

One in Five Teen Moms Gives Birth Again in Teen Years

Having two babies so young makes it difficult for young women to attend school, get jobs, and deliver healthy babies.

April 02, 2013

Study: Students Enticed by Fresh Fruit, Vegetable Snacks

A new study of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program finds that it succeeds in getting kids to eat more fresh produce.

March 25, 2013

Drug Testing in Middle School Can Cut Use as Students Age

Students randomly tested for alcohol in middle school seem less likely to drink and use drugs during those middle grades, and they are less likely to drink when they get older.

March 21, 2013

Norovirus Becomes Lead Cause of Stomach Illness in Young Children

The highly contagious illness, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea, was responsible for nearly 1 million pediatric medical care visits in 2009 and 2010 in the United States.

March 21, 2013

More Parents Opting Against HPV Vaccine for Daughters

From 2008 to 2010 the percentage of parents who were not planning to have their daughters vaccinated against HPV grew from about 40 percent to 44 percent.

March 19, 2013

Panel: Much to Consider Before Testing Anthrax Vaccine in Children

A presidential commission is advising caution because, it says,children have nothing to gain from the anthrax vaccine testing in the short term, and they cannot legally consent to it.

March 11, 2013

Federal Wish List for Improving School Safety Relies on Congress

One of the things that schools can expect is guidance from the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse on low-cost ways schools can improve security.

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