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July 10, 2013

There's More to Ending Childhood Obesity Than 'Eat Less, Walk More'

The basic goal of eliminating obesity belies the fact that a student's weight by itself does not reflect health.

June 27, 2013

Rules for School Vending Machines, Snacks Unveiled

The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

June 19, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Rules American Medical Association

The decision by the nation's largest organization of physicians carries professional ramifications, if not immediate political ones.

May 24, 2013

Institute of Medicine: Students Need 60 Minutes of Daily Activity in Schools

The majority of students' recommended 60 minutes of daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity should come during regular school hours, the institute says.

May 17, 2013

Children Learn Early to Discriminate Against Overweight Peers

In a new study, researchers found that children enter school with prejudices against obese peers.

May 14, 2013

Structured Recess Boosts Students' Physical Activity—a Little

Recess supervised by coaches has been shown to increase students' physical activity to an extent.

May 06, 2013

Bipartisan Bill Would Pay for School Kitchen Upgrades, Equipment

The proposal would provide loans to buy new equipment, give schools grants for small projects and equipment, and improve training and technical assistance for cafeteria workers.

April 15, 2013

Groups Weigh in on Proposed School Snack, Vending Rules

The USDA received thousands of comments on its proposed regulations for foods and drinks sold in vending machines, school stores, and a la carte lunch lines.

April 09, 2013

USDA Meat Inspections Saved at Expense of School Kitchen Upgrades

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack successfully lobbied Congress to preserve money for meat inspecting by letting him cut money from a program to upgrade school kitchens.

March 12, 2013

School Design Can Influence Students' Health, Eating Habits

School gardens, open-plan kitchens, and indoor-outdoor eating spaces can nurture good eating habits and encourage students to get more physical activity.

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