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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.

November 21, 2012

Children in Poverty: 'To Us, It's Just How We Live'

A Frontline documentary offers a wrenching account of the impacts of poverty on three American families and their young children.

November 01, 2012

Snacks Sold in School Include Many Fried, Sweet, Salty Options

In a new report, researchers at the Pew Health Group's Kids' Safe & Healthful Foods Project find that the majority of American children live in states where less-than-healthy snacks are readily available. And more nutritious options, such as fruits and vegetables, are harder to come by for those same kids.

October 15, 2012

New School Meal Rules Trigger Protests, Boycotts

But in some places, changes that entail cutting fat and salt and increasing whole grains and fruit and vegetable servings have gone unnoticed or have been welcomed.

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