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3 Ways to Avoid the Consequences of Pre-Fall Break Burnout

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Luis Ruuska

In students, burnout can be associated with feelings of lethargy and demotivation or the feeling that doing work is meaningless. With that in mind, here are three ways you can avoid burnout and survive until fall break.

Another Ivy League University To Cover Gender Affirmation Surgery For Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Yale University recently became the latest college to add gender confirmation surgery to its student health plan. A campus-wide email sent last Thursd...

Charter School Transcends Demographics and Resurrects Health

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Linda Novick O'Keefe

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Academy for Global Citizenship's Sarah Elizabeth Ippel - the core of her amazing efforts have developed into a learning lab for broader systemic change in the community.

USDA To Announce New Healthy School Snack Rules

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | Education

* USDA secretary says foods rule expected early 2013 * Soft drink makers needed time to change products -Vilsack * Advoc...

Farm-To-School Program Serves Up Healthy Lunches, Educates Students

Posted 01.18.2013 | Education

President Bill Clinton has stepped alongside First Lady Michelle Obama in the fight against childhood obesity by taking his message to schools. Spe...

Pass The Carrots, Pass On The Chips: America's Obsession With School Lunches

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.07.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd Blog. With the passage of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free ...

Students Lose 756 Pounds At South Carolina Boarding School

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 12.22.2012 | Education

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sixteen-year-old Jason Alexander weighed 326 pounds four months ago when he and 13 classmates boarded a plane for a weight-loss bo...

The Cultural Conundrum: What Really Needs to Change to Promote Obesity Prevention Efforts

Deborah Lewison-Grant | Posted 02.19.2013 | Home
Deborah Lewison-Grant

Schools are powerful platforms for promoting healthier eating, food system reform and sustainability. Ignoring the health of employees puts a valuable asset at risk and misses a critical opportunity to activate school personnel as agents of change.

Maryland Student Committed To Hospital After Threat Of Access To Weapons

AP | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

LAUREL, Md. -- Maryland police say a high school student was committed to a hospital's psychiatric ward after classmates reported feeling threatened a...

D.C. Students Score Better On Sex-Ed Exam Than Math Or Reading

Posted 12.13.2012 | Education

Washington, D.C., students scored better on standardized exams about sex education and drugs last spring than they did on the reading and math portion...

Teacher Slams National Enquirer, Grocery Store

Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

We don't always think twice about the magazines that for years have been strategically placed near grocery store checkout lines for all to see. But...

Parents Outraged Over School Program That Tracks Kids' Weight

Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

A plan to track middle school students' weight has some Naperville, Ill., parents up in arms. Part of the physical education program in Naperville ...

Fattest Country In The World: Are Schools To Blame For America's Obesity Epidemic?

Posted 02.05.2013 | Education

To borrow a line from Kermit the frog, it's not easy being green -- or, eating green. America is the fattest country in the world, and only ranks s...

Georgia Students Moved To Another School After Gas Scare

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education

ATLANTA — Students from an Atlanta elementary school where potentially deadly carbon monoxide seeped into the air will attend classes at a middl...

The Benefits Of Swapping Exercise Balls For Desk Chairs

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

Students in Sara Wright's fifth-grade class are embracing a new seating arrangement -- without chairs. The Wea Ridge Elementary School teacher in L...

What School Lunches Look Like Around The World

Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

School lunch has been a contentious issue this year, ever since First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rolled out their new s...

Missouri School, Students Tout Nutritious Lunch Program

St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. | Alonzo Weston | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

DEARBORN, Mo. -- The North Platte County R-I school district lunch room could be mistaken for any restaurant buffet. There's an all-you-can-eat, one-...

Jon Stewart Takes On School Lunch Fight, Tells Kids: Eat Your Food!

Posted 11.28.2012 | Education

There's been quite a bit of tension since First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack rolled out their new school lunch initiative...

Weight Problems Plague Students During School Hours

Posted 09.25.2012 | Education

Besides the obvious health problems associated with obesity -- such as heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes -- overweight children often fa...

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 ...

Disease Outbreak Risks Rise As More Private School Students Opt Out Of Vaccines

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Parents who send their children to private schools in California are much more likely to opt out of immunizations than thei...

Promotion of Student Health and Wellbeing on College Campuses

David J. Skorton | Posted 11.07.2012 | College
David J. Skorton

As self-reliant as many of them may seem, undergraduates are still "emerging" adults, susceptible to peer pressure and inclined to engage in risky behavior. And like all of us, they can make poor decisions, suffer from injuries, stress and emotional turmoil.

School District Sued Over 'Inaccurate, Biased' Sex Ed Program

AP | JOHN S. MARSHALL | Posted 08.22.2012 | Education

SAN FRANCISCO -- A school district in California's Central Valley is putting teens' health at risk by failing to provide students with information abo...

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...

Katherine Bindley

Sudden Death: What's in the Ground in Briarcliff Manor?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.07.2012 | Education

Briarcliff Manor, a village of 8,000 people less than thirty miles north of New York City, looks a lot like what one might picture a place called ...