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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 13, 2013

Best Treatment for Childhood Trauma Remains Elusive

But school-based treatments do appear to more effective than others.

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.

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 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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