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School Vending Machines

Do You Know Which Of These Snacks Are Healthy Enough For School Vending Machines?

edweek | Posted 07.25.2014 | Parents

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Week, where it was originally published. ...

Are Kids Going to Eat Less Junk at School?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The days of snacking on candy, soda and chips in schools may soon be over. Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new proposed standards for snacks sold at schools.

USDA Unveils New Effort To Cut Junk Food In Schools

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 04.04.2013 | Home

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...

Report: Healthy Snacks Offered In Small Minority Of U.S. High Schools Despite Lunch Overhaul

Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

While the new nutritional guidelines imposed by the USDA this fall require a wider selection of fruits and vegetables in school meals, the same cannot...

Citing Health Concerns, Messiness, N.M. Teacher Moves To Ban Flamin' Hot Cheetos

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

A health teacher at Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School in New Mexico is moving to ban Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, claiming the trendy snack food represents a ...

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 ...

13 Disastrous Vending Machine FAILS

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.14.2012 | Comedy

Ah, vending machines. Is there anything more frustrating in the middle of the work day than watching a delicious Twix hang from its wrapper on E7? Or ...

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

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 01.18.2012 | Home

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...

District May Ease Junk Food Ban Amid Profit Loss

Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

The Seattle School District is considering rewriting a policy enacted in 2004 that removed junk food from public schools, citing the ban's huge cut to...

Schools, Businesses Opting For Healthy Vending Machines

Posted 09.14.2011 | Home

Studies have consistently shown that when people eat healthy food, they increase productivity at work and get better test performance in students—wh...