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February 01, 2013

Proposed Rules Unveiled for School Vending Machines, Snack Foods

The changes are parallel to shifts in USDA rules about school meals that took effect this school year and would exempt occasional fundraising events such as bake sales.

January 29, 2013

New Vaccine Guide Affirms HPV Shots for Girls and Boys

The guide affirms CDC's recommendations that boys and girls be vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the virus associated with cancers of the cervix and regions of the genitals, among other types.

January 28, 2013

Mental Health Issues Common But Youths Lack Treatment

Some of the barriers to treatment are missed opportunities by schools, parents, and medical providers to address prevention and early identification of mental health disorders.

January 25, 2013

N.Y. School District Forgoes School Lunch Subsidies; Ditches Meal Rules

The Niskayuna school district said that although the district has worked hard to implement the new standards students responded very poorly to the revamped meals.

January 24, 2013

Asthma, Linked to Reduced Achievement, Rising Among Children

Asthma has been linked to higher rates of school absenteeism, and from there to lower grades and test scores, although it may not be the sole reason behind low student achievement.

January 08, 2013

One in Five High School Girls Report Binge Drinking

A new CDC report shows binge drinking is a problem for roughly one of every five girls in high school.

December 31, 2012

Some Picks for Favorite Posts (So Far)

In this space, we've tried to bring you the latest news about student engagement, school climate, discipline, and student health and nutrition. We hope we've succeeded.

December 11, 2012

Engagement, Safety, Health Linked to Achievement in Global Data

Student engagement, students' perception of safety at school, and their health played a role in their performance on international tests.

December 03, 2012

Parent's Guide to Drug Prevention Updated

An updated version of the federally produced guide addresses how parents can address the drug-related issues their kids face now.

November 30, 2012

Cigarette Use Drops As Teens Getting Hookah-ed on Smoking

Cigarette smoking among 12- to 17-year-olds dropped from 2002 to 2010 in 41 states; but nearly 20 percent of high school seniors report smoking hookah.

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