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2013-06-11 11:26:27

The association between district and state policies or legal requirements regarding competitive food and beverages (food and beverages sold outside the school meal program) and public elementary school availability of foods and beverages high in fats, sugars, or sodium was examined in a study Jamie F. Chriqui, Ph.D., M.H.S., and colleagues at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Online First) Survey respondents at 1,814 elementary schools (1,485 unique) in 957 districts in 45 states...

2013-06-04 23:23:00

Planet Aid and its local partner ADPP Mozambique began delivering the first of many hot school meals to nearly 250 schools throughout Maputo. Maputo, Mozambique (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Hungry school children in this province now have an even greater incentive to attend school. Planet Aid and its local partner ADPP Mozambique began delivering the first of many hot school meals to nearly 250 schools throughout the province. The school meals are part of a comprehensive nutrition and education...

2013-06-03 12:28:00

Fuel Up(TM) Breakfast Grant Applications Accepted through July 26, 2013 MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth year in a row, General Mills Foodservice and the National Dairy Council are partnering to offer Fuel Up(TM) Breakfast Grants to help K-12 schools improve their breakfast programs and increase participation. The grants are open to schools within the United States who participate in the National School Breakfast Program and are enrolled in the Fuel Up to...

Fast Food Chains Near Schools Lead To Obesity
2013-05-30 15:01:32

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Obesity is an epidemic that affects millions around the world. What´s worse, children are often particularly vulnerable to the dangers that come with being significantly overweight. In the US, studies show that race and socioeconomic status is a major factor in childhood obesity, with African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans being the most likely to be obese. A new study from Baylor University has found that...

2013-05-03 16:22:36

Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassadors Met Business Icon After Winning a GENYOUth AdVenture Capital Grant to Implement Healthy Changes in School OMAHA, Neb., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Five lucky students experienced a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet renowned business leader Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting in Omaha, Neb. today as part of GENYOUth Foundation's AdVenture Capital grant program. All five winners serve as Student Ambassadors for Fuel Up to...

2013-04-09 13:04:06

A study suggests that states with stricter school meal nutrition standards were associated with better weight status among students who received free or reduced-price lunches compared with students who did not eat school lunches, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was started in 1946 to improve student nutrition by providing school lunches according to standards sets by the U.S. Department of...

2013-04-04 23:02:15

Yumi Media comments the West Virginia Senate´s decision to pass a bill instituting a program for free school lunches. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 On April 4, Yumi Media, a food website devoted to delivering the latest and greatest in food news, recipes, and products to incorporate into your own healthy lifestyle, responds to an article published in the Spirit of Jefferson about the West Virginia Senate, which just passed a bill for free school lunches. According to the local...

2013-03-31 23:04:07

Sprout's natural and organic vending machines to be placed throughout the Rockville area Irvine, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 Nutrition in schools has become a big concern in Maryland, and parents are taking a strong stand to implement healthy food and diet awareness in their communities. In Rockville, MD, specifically, one parent has decided to participate in this challenge and partner with Sprout Healthy Vending to provide schools and local establishments with healthy snacks and drinks....

2013-03-20 08:27:51

Urban School Food Alliance Shows Solidarity by Serving the Same Menu to 2.9 Million Students LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a show of solidarity in providing healthy meals to U.S. students, the Urban School Food Alliance (USFA), which consists of some of the largest school districts in the country, will be serving the same lunch menu to its more than 2.9 million students today. The six school districts, New York City Department of Education, Los Angeles Unified...

2013-03-04 08:24:40

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As schools prepare for standardized testing this spring, school leaders, teachers and parents are focused on ensuring students are prepared to do their best. Research shows that regular access to better nutrition -- starting with breakfast -- coupled with increased opportunities for physical activity may help students reach their potential throughout the school year, which may lead to better performance at testing time and beyond. (Photo:...