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April 22, 2013

The Cinnamon Challenge and Why Schools Need to Know Pop Culture

A new study on the medical consequences of the popular Cinnamon Challenge shows more proof that schools can add valuable context to cultural trends.

April 19, 2013

Schoolhouse Commercialism May Cost Student Health, Report Says

The physical, psychological, and health costs of schools seeking commercial sponsorships may harm students more than help them, according to a new study.

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 10, 2013

Blood Lead Levels High in More Than Half Million U.S. Children

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are about 535,000 children ages 1 to 5 nationwide who have elevated blood levels, which can have an effect on academic achievement.

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.

April 08, 2013

Strict Rules for School Meals Could Cut Obesity in Low-Income Students

Researchers found that a smaller share of students who received free or reduced-price lunches that had to meet higher nutritional standards were overweight than among students who did not eat school lunches.

April 04, 2013

New Report Cards Consider School Climate

In part driven by a federal grant program, more states are measuring schools' nonacademic attributes, including school climate and students' health.

April 03, 2013

One in Five Teen Moms Gives Birth Again in Teen Years

Having two babies so young makes it difficult for young women to attend school, get jobs, and deliver healthy babies.

April 02, 2013

Study: Students Enticed by Fresh Fruit, Vegetable Snacks

A new study of the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program finds that it succeeds in getting kids to eat more fresh produce.

March 25, 2013

Drug Testing in Middle School Can Cut Use as Students Age

Students randomly tested for alcohol in middle school seem less likely to drink and use drugs during those middle grades, and they are less likely to drink when they get older.

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