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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.

March 10, 2014

Study Links Childhood Obesity to Bedroom Televisions

A new study finds that having a bedroom television leads to excessive weight gain in adolescents.

February 10, 2014

Study Finds Many Parents Misjudge Overweight and Obese Children's Weight

A review of existing research showed that roughly half of parents with overweight or obese children believe their children are at a healthy weight.

January 23, 2014

Michelle Obama's Kids Marketing Challenge Gets Nod From Subway

Will putting pressure on the private sector help change the way kids eat?

January 17, 2014

Cash or Card? The Answer May Affect Students' Waistlines

Students who pay for their lunches with debit cards are less likely to hit purchase limits and more likely to buy unhealthy foods, a study found.

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