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School Health

Congress: Support, Don't Stymie, Student Health and Nutrition

Rob Bisceglie | Posted 05.25.2016 | Politics
Rob Bisceglie

For the sake of our children and a stronger future for our country, we should all hope that Congress takes actions that support the efforts of schools and organizations working to improve school and child health and not hinder them.

My Teacher Family Urges "Yes" on Pending California EpiPen Bill

Megan Pincus Kajitani | Posted 10.12.2014 | Education
Megan Pincus Kajitani

Our toddler daughter stopped breathing in our arms after eating a bite of food to which she was severely allergic. The EpiPen injection we quickly gave her likely saved her life.

The 'Skinny' on Children's Health

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Chicago
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Because we want our students to live healthier and longer, Chicago is investing heavily in our young people, including the launch of the new Healthy CPS Action Plan. The plan outlines real strategies, some of which our students will start to see immediately.

Report: 244 Chicago Schools Have Failed Health Inspections Since 2011

Posted 10.30.2012 | Education

Since 2011, 244 of Chicago’s 681 schools have failed at least one health inspection, according to a CBS Chicago investigation. The school with th...

Advocates Fight Fat: 'School Setting Does Not Support Health'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2012 | Education

* Nonprofits want greater role for U.S. Education Department * Health needs to be integrated into school policies -groups ...

Cancer-Causing Gas Abundant In 70,000 U.S. Schools: Why You'd Never Know

Posted 03.01.2012 | Education

A toxic, cancer-causing gas is threatening the health of students in thousands of classrooms across the country, but many districts aren't doing anyth...

The Vetri Foundation for Children: A Vision for Healthy Eating and Healthy Living

Charles Howard | Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact
Charles Howard

Chef Marc Vetri's vision of having every school cafeteria serving family style lunches may be some years away, but at least he has a vision. That vision is slowly coming to fruition, one family meal and one school at a time.

Nitpicking the Lousy Facts on Head Lice

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 06.11.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Here's a head-scratcher: how can something so tiny create such massive misery? Minuscule though they are, head lice still can wreak months of havoc on a household.

CPS Appointing Health Czar

Chicago Tribune | Judith Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools officials plan to appoint a chief medical officer, a new cabinet level position that will oversee efforts to improve students' ...

Cycling or Walking to School Will Not Be Tolerated!

William Volk | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
William Volk

More than 12.5 million children are overweight in the U.S., up from 13 % in 1999. One would expect schools to be encouraging students to exercise more. One would be sadly mistaken.

School Janitors Lack Paid Sick Days, Say That Spreads Flu

Chicago Public Radio | Chip Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Some Chicago schools janitors are gathering at a North Side elementary Tuesday morning with a warning for parents. The janitors lack paid sick days an...