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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...

Bob Marley Drink Sickens Students At New Jersey Schools

AP | Posted 02.03.2013 | Education

HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Officials have removed a drink named after reggae icon Bob Marley after several New Jersey students were sickened. Mar...

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...

'Food Hubs' Bring Local Farming Products Into Schools

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 09.03.2012 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to get m...

Revolutionary Program Could Mean Big News For School Lunches

AP/The Huffington Post | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 09.02.2012 | San Francisco

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- The school district in Turlock, surrounded by fields and orchards in one of the nation's richest agricultural regions, used to ...

Gardens Blooming At Schools Teach Nutrition, Science

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

DALLAS -- Gathered in the large garden behind an elementary school here, a group of kindergartners watched as their teacher snipped some basil, let th...

What Students Will Be Eating Under New Lunch Guidelines

Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

New U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches are taking effect this fall, as part of a healthy school lunch initiative put forth i...

Schools Using Cutting-Edge Market Research To Get Kids To Eat Healthy

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education

DENVER -- There will be more whole grains on school lunch menus this year, along with a wider selection of fruits and vegetables and other healthy opt...

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 ...

Schools Turning Their Noses Up At Pink Slime, Opting For Beef Without The Filler

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 08.04.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this y...

Massachusetts Backs Off School Bake Sale Ban

AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | Education

BOSTON -- Cupcakes, brownies and other baked goodies will be spared the chopping block at Massachusetts schools after Gov. Deval Patrick backed down f...

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...

Report: 'Pink Slime' Was Served To Chicago Students

Posted 04.06.2012 | Chicago

After avoiding the "pink slime" controversy for the most part, Chicago Public School officials are now admitting that students may have been served th...

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, ...

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...

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. ...

Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables At School: Are Pictures The Answer?

Posted 04.02.2012 | Education

Getting young children to eat their servings of fruits and veggies, particularly in school, has been a long and hard struggle for parents, schools and...

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...

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...

Mysterious Blogger Who Exposed Bad School Lunches Revealed

Posted 12.05.2011 | Education

It all started one day at the beginning of last year when she forgot to pack her lunch. Mrs. Q -- a pseudonym that this elementary school teacher u...