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March 01, 2013

First Lady Unveils Effort to Get Kids Active at Least an Hour a Day

Michelle Obama wants schools to help students get the recommend 60 minutes of daily physical activity and has lined up partners to help them accomplish the goal.

February 26, 2013

Michelle Obama's Potato-Sack Race for Student Health

This February marks the third anniversary of Let's Move!, the campaign against child obesity that was developed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

February 20, 2013

Stress Eating Affects Children, Too

A new study shows that children will snack in response to stress, even if they're not hungry.

February 07, 2013

Calif. Districts Illegally Diverting Millions in School Meal Funds

Investigators for the state Senate find that oversight of districts' use of federal and state meal subsidies is woefully inadequate.

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 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 16, 2013

School Breakfasts Now Served as Widely as Lunches

In many school districts, more than 90 percent of schools that serve lunch to low-income students now serve breakfast at school, too, new data show.

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 10, 2012

School Lunch Rules Bent to Allow More Grain, Protein—But Not Calories

To address one of schools' chief complaints, caps on the grain and protein in school meals have been lifted for now.

December 07, 2012

In-Shape Students Outscore Heavy Peers Academically, Study Finds

Middle schoolers in prime physical shape outperform their overweight peers on tests and grades, new research says.

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