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Nanoseptic

NanoSeptic products have surfaces that kill bacteria, viruses, and funguses. Standard products include door push pads and handle wraps for public area doorways, and snack/desk mats for the classroom. NanoSeptic can customize to a school’s environment and needs.

How physical fitness may promote school success

Children who are physically fit absorb and retain new information more effectively than children who are out of shape, a new study finds, raising timely questions about the wisdom of slashing physical education programs at schools.

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Michelle Obama to visit Wisconsin school to promote water

On Thursday afternoon, more than 1,500 students will gather at Watertown High School to welcome first lady Michelle Obama at the launch of a nationwide campaign to get Americans to drink more water.

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Utah schools will soon scrap vending machine treats

Officials try to keep students on campus, but some say more-healthful vending machines will drive off even more kids seeking junk-food high.

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Some districts across the U.S. opt out of federal lunch program

After just one year, some schools across the nation are dropping out of what was touted as a healthier federal lunch program, complaining that so many students refused the meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that their cafeterias were losing money.

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Education chief: Maybe start school later in the day

A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday. School districts would still be free to set their own start times, Duncan insisted, but pointed to research that backs up his comments that rested students are ready students.

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Why some schools are saying ‘no thanks’ to the school-lunch program

States are reporting that some of their schools are dropping out of the healthier school-lunch program because they can’t afford to participate. But does that really mean nutritious school lunches (and snacks) are doomed?

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Children’s nutrition is a school-parent collaboration

Administrators can drive the change to healthy eating.

Pennsylvania middle school to delay opening due to mold

Cedarbrook Middle School will delay its first day of school, scheduled for Sept. 3, due to a mold problem, according to Cheltenham School District. Superintendent Natalie Thomas described Cedarbrook’s mold issue to be a “fairly significant” problem and added that the district did not anticipate the school to open Sept. 4 either.

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Should schools be responsible for childhood obesity prevention?

With the nation's childhood obesity rate triple what it was 30 years ago for adolescents, expectations that schools will do more to help keep students healthy continue to rise.

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