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Pennsylvania Education Department Reminds Families of Free Summer Meal Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Education kicked off Summer Food Awareness Week, June 11-15, by reminding families of the services provided by the Summer Food Service Program.

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Education and Public Health Research and Advocacy Organizations Present Secretaries Duncan and Sebelius with Recommendations to Close the Achievement Gap by Addressing School Health

Healthy Schools Campaign (HSC) and Trust for America's Health (TFAH) today released actionable policy recommendations focused on supporting schools in addressing health and wellness in order to improve student learning and achievement.

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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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Had a Little Rooster by the Barnyard Gate...

Pets in the Classroom aims to foster healthy pet-child relationships in students in elementary and middle school.
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N.J. District Hires Substitutes to Address High School Smoking Problem

To deter students from smoking in the bathrooms, the Lacey (N.J.) Township School District has been hiring substitutes to monitor the hallways at the high school.

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New Software Helps Manage Food Allergies

One Colorado district adopted a software system that details the ingredients of every meal served at every school.

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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Hall of Fame Begins Education Program on Banned Drugs

Those with the power to vote players into the Baseball Hall of Fame have been wary of potentially tarnishing the institution with inductees linked to performance-enhancing drugs.

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