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August 15, 2017

#FeedingOurStudents: Teachers Share How They Are Helping Fight Student Hunger

A recent survey showed that it's not uncommon for teachers to spend an average of $300 a year of their own funds on food for their students. Many said that they see firsthand how hungry students have more trouble concentrating, learning, and behaving in class. Education Week asked teachers: What does this look like in your school? Here are some of your answers.

August 09, 2017

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.

July 26, 2017

Millions of Students Miss Out on School Meals During Summer

During the school year, 22 million students rely on free and reduced-price lunches, but only 4 million get summer meals. An Omaha, Neb., food truck program is helping to bridge the gap in that community.

October 11, 2016

To Encourage Healthy Eating, Give Students More Options, Survey Says

Respondents to a national survey of school nutrition workers said salad bars, which give students choice and customization options, were among the most effective ways to boost produce consumption in schools.

August 14, 2015

Body Mass Index Reports Have No Effect on Student Health, Study Says

Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.

February 06, 2015

Efforts to Fight Childhood Obesity Advanced With a $500 Million Pledge

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.

February 06, 2015

Arizona Education Chief to Schools: Ignore Federal Nutrition Rules for Fundraisers

The rules for school fundraisers are a part of the Smart Snacks in Schools competitive foods rules, which went into effect July 1.

December 08, 2014

Nutrition Advocate Leaves White House as School Lunch Battle Gets Reheated

Let's Move director and school lunch regulations advocate Sam Kass is leaving and Congress considers restricting the rules' application through language in a budget deal.

October 20, 2014

Smart Snacks in School: Oklahoma Takes the Lead in Fundraising Exemptions

Oklahoma's state board of education voted to exempt 30, 14-day fundraisers per semester from new federal nutrition rules, rendering the rules virtually irrelevant.

August 12, 2014

Obesity, Bullying, Drug Abuse Top Child Health Concerns in National Survey

The nationally representative survey, conducted on behalf of the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, asked adults about child health concerns in their community and across the country.

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