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School Junk Food

New Rules Push More Free Lunch, Less Junk Food In Schools

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 02.25.2014 | Parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even the scoreboards in high school gyms will have to advertise only healthy foods under new rules announced Tuesday by the Obama ...

Military Leaders: School Lunches, Vending Machines Threat To U.S. Fighting Force

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education

* Obesity a top reason young adults can't join military -experts * Report: U.S. school kids eat 400 billion excess calories a year ...

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.

Junk Foods Widely Available At Elementary Schools, Study Shows

AP | By LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education

CHICAGO -- Junk food remains plentiful at the nation's elementary schools despite widespread efforts to curb childhood obesity, a new study suggests. ...