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May 31, 2013

New Service Allows Students to Share STD Status Via Text

Already, the Los Angeles school district is giving 7th and 9th grade health teachers the option of introducing students to the free service, Qpid.me.

May 30, 2013

Good Grades? There Must Be Something in the Water

Good teeth may lead to good grades, so it behooves schools to pay attention when governments tinker with municipal water systems.

May 29, 2013

School Lunch Programs Expand Around the World

Some countries invest in school meals even though the cost can be 50 percent of the annual budget for educating a child.

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

U.S. House Offers Not-So-Fresh Version of Fruit and Vegetable Program

The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.

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.

May 03, 2013

More Food, Skin Allergies Found in Children; Schools Still Finding Way

More children are being identified as having food and skin allergies, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show, while schools work out policies to address them.

May 01, 2013

Will Shift on Morning-After Pill Increase Availability in Schools?

Could one form of emergency contraception become more widely available at schools now that the FDA has eliminated the need for a prescription for girls 15 and older?

April 29, 2013

State Lawmakers Recognize Education of 'Whole Child'

A new Arkansas law lists ways for educators to meet "the comprehensive needs of Arkansas children at each stage of a child's development from birth to postsecondary education or career."

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