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Junk Food in Schools

USDA Unveils New Effort To Cut Junk Food In Schools

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.04.2013 | Food

WASHINGTON -- Most candy, high-calorie drinks and greasy meals could soon be on a food blacklist in the nation's schools. For the first time, the gov...

Talking Turkey on Junk Food in Schools

Monifa Bandele | Posted 01.22.2013 | Parents
Monifa Bandele

Lots of thought and effort go into the meals we serve at home and on holidays. And, there is an equally serious and intense conversation happening right now about the profound impact that school foods have on the health of our children.

Do Junk Food Laws Actually Work To Fight Kids' Obesity?

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 08.13.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study tha...

Schools And Parents Must Work Together To Fight Childhood Obesity

Oz Garcia | Posted 04.09.2012 | Parents
Oz Garcia

Children need to learn to develop a taste for healthy foods both in and out of the home. Schools cannot be complicit in bombarding their students with poor food choices and undoing a parent's hard work.

School Vending Machines Don't Make Tweens Gain Weight, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 01.18.2012 | Food

The explosion of obesity and unhealthy eating among children in recent years is deadly serious. It's already increased the prevalence of things like d...

To Save Lives: Why Our School Went Junk Food Free

Meg Campbell | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

I predict the day will come when commercial interests will be similarly barred from selling their wares on school property and when students will be required to refrain from bringing in junk food.

Don't Forget Speakeasies: Rethinking Junk Food Prohibition In Schools

The Atlantic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

The recently passed Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (PDF) offers some positive steps to improve how our children eat in schools. But in trying to make s...