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Youth Obesity

Introducing The School Lunch Project

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Danielle Crittenden

2012-12-17-usalunch2.png Welcome to HuffPost's School Lunch Project: We wish to create a forum in which we can swap stories, share ideas, and start tackling the international problem of childhood obesity together -- not simply as "societies" or "governments" but as communities, mothers, fathers, experts, and yes, you too kids.

It's Time to Put Youth Sports Back in the Game

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

Last month's election was monumental for young people in California. Voters approved the first statewide tax increase since 2004, dodging $6 billion in cuts that would have crippled our public schools and universities.

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 ...

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...