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Manatee (Fla.) School District Bans Energy Drinks

First, school districts scaled back sodas in vending machines. Now, one Florida Bay area school district is targeting energy drinks, a growing $9 billion business in the U.S.

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Physical Education Programs In School Not Enough To Combat Obesity In Most States: Study

Only six states nationwide require the recommended 150 minutes of elementary school-based physical education, according to a study by University of Georgia kinesiology professor Bryan McCullick.

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Parkway Students to get Health Profession Head Start

Some Parkway (Mo.) School District seniors will be following doctor's orders starting this coming school year.

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Is the Internet Hurting Children?

Amid the buzz over the Facebook IPO, the ever-evolving theories about how Twitter is reshaping our communications and speculation about where the next social media-enabled protest or revolution will occur, there is an important question we've largely ignored.

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Lake Forest (Del.) School District Kicking the Obesity Habit

Lake Forest (Del.) School District is kicking the obesity epidemic. Schools should, they believe, be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle.

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Kansas City’s Green Machines

How Kansas City Schools partnered with its city to purchase 47 clean energy buses.

A Strong Leader Touts Physical Fitness

EdVantages’ and Performance Academies’ founder stresses the values of fitness, as well as back to basics curriculum, to address the whole child.
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At the PTA, Clashes Over Cupcakes and Culture

The Cupcake Wars came to Public School 295 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, in October.

The Parent-Teacher Association’s decision to raise the price of a cupcake at its monthly bake sale — to $1, from 50 cents — was supposed to be a simple way to raise extra money in the face of city budget cuts.

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Healthier School Meals Come at Higher Price in Georgia District

Students eating in Cobb County school cafeterias next year will see healthier meal options, but at a higher cost.

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Health Experts Warn Against Students Consuming Caffeinated Energy Drinks

National health associations warn that energy drinks can be hazardous, particularly among student athletes.

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