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Florida School District To Ban Energy Drinks

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

The Manatee County School Board in Florida has voted unanimously to ban energy drinks in the district’s schools, WFMY News 2 reports. Teachers s...

Study: Proposed School Lunch Nutrition Guidelines Will Benefit School Budgets

Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

Updating national nutrition standards for snack foods and beverages sold in schools -- a move proposed by first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Se...

Cranberry Industry Braces For School Lunch Changes

Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

The cranberry industry is bracing for impact, as new nutrition standards proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture threaten to affect the status ...

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 ...

Will New Laws Kill Off A Beloved School Tradition?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

Is the tradition of school bake sales nearing an end? At a time when school communities are forced to increase fundraising efforts amid tighter bud...

Why The Simple School Lunch Burger Patty Has 26 Ingredients

Posted 04.06.2012 | Education

The school burger has gotten more than its share of the spotlight lately as parents set off a media firestorm in a rally to remove the controversial, ...

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...

Obese American Children Outgrowing School Desks

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 02.17.2012 | Education

Schools across the country are pioneering big changes in the classroom -- to accomodate the 17 percent of U.S. children who are overweight or obese, a...

Preschooler's Homemade Turkey Sandwich Replaced With Nuggets

Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

A preschool student at West Hoke Elementary School in North Carolina ended up eating three chicken nuggets for lunch two weeks ago -- because a state ...

Dinner Is Now On The Menu In Nearly 200 California Schools

| Sue Frey | Posted 04.10.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of California's EdSource Extra. You've heard about free school lunches and breakfasts, but how about school suppers...

City Schools See Significant Decrease In Childhood Obesity

Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Instances of childhood obesity has significantly decreased among New York City public schools over the last five years, though one in five elementary ...

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...

Low-Income Schools Less Likely To Have Daily Recess

| Sandy Slater | Posted 02.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Sandy Slater, Research Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Adminis...

State Lawmaker Proposes Axing Gym Class Requirement

Posted 12.12.2011 | Education

Florida lawmakers are considering a bill to eliminate a requirement that the state's 6th through 8th graders must take one semester of physical educat...

How The Food Industry Controls School Meals

Posted 02.04.2012 | Education

In a biting piece in The New York Times Sunday, investigative reporter Lucy Komisar offers an in-depth look at how the food industry -- and its comple...

School Soda Bans Don't Actually Keep Kids From Sugary Drinks

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

Just banning soda from schools doesn't actually curb student consumption of sugary drinks, according to new research. Access to and student purchas...

D.C. Schools Students Reveal High Rates Of Sex, Fear And Suicide Attempts

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson had some revealing statistics to share with city council members Tuesday -- almost 10 percent of 8th gra...

WATCH: Mark Sanchez, Discovery Education Talk Student Health, Nutrition

Posted 11.26.2011 | Education

As students across the country headed back to school this month for a new academic year, some groups are adding another educational focus for kids: he...

College Students: Stop Stressing!

Scott Gamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Scott Gamm

As a college freshman, I can absolutely attest to the high levels of stress that students are under. That said, here's why I believe first-year college students should take a deep breath and look forward to the future.