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Coming Together to Become Our Brothers' Keepers

John Thompson | Posted 03.07.2014 | Education
John Thompson

I believe the real Barack Obama is the one who sat cross-legged with students at Washington DC's Powell Elementary School. As the Washington Post's Em...

Candy and Junk Food in the Classroom: the Other 'Competitive Food'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Bettina Elias Siegel

Kids spend the vast majority of their waking life at school and the food they encounter there does matter. It matters on a purely nutritional level, of course, but it also matters on an educational level.

2013 Yankees Got You Down? Revisit The Championship Season Of 1947 Instead

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.10.2013 | Books
Tony Sachs

The 2013 New York Yankees: Injuries on top of injuries. Newly penurious owners. A lineup of assorted castoffs and veterans past their prime. Not a pretty picture -- in fact, it looks to be the weakest team the franchise has put on the field in at least two decades.

School Rules = Lower Obesity

Claire Moshenberg | Posted 10.31.2012 | Parents
Claire Moshenberg

What makes it more likely that an overweight or obese 5th grader won't remain obese by the 8th grade? Location, location, location!

Let's Move! Sarah Palin

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

Palin's critical comments about Michelle Obama fail to recognize that, in too many instances, parents have become prisoners of school and community environments that restrict their child's access to healthy food.