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Student Obesity

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...

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...

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...

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 ...