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Congress Pushes Back on Healthier School Lunches

Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do?

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Panel Urges Cholesterol Testing for Kids

Government health experts recommended that all children be tested for high cholesterol before they reach puberty, in an effort to get an early start in preventing cardiovascular disease.

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Soda Bans in Schools Have Limited Impact

State laws that ban soda in schools — but not other sweetened beverages — have virtually no impact on the amount of sugary drinks middle school students buy and consume at school, a new study shows.

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Louisville Schools Add Gardening to Agenda

Along with the traditional reading, writing and arithmetic, students in Jefferson County are learning how to garden.

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Schools Bring Breakfast into the Classroom

Every morning in Sarah McKerr's third-grade class at Foster Elementary School in Compton, students turn in their homework and file back to their seats with something in hand: a free breakfast.

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Shoppers Help Harvest $2 Million for School Gardens

In just six weeks, Whole Foods Market shoppers donated more than $2 million in stores and online to support the School Garden Grant Program, the first major initiative of the Whole Kids Foundation.

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Economic Stresses Surface in the Classroom

The slumping economy has had an under-publicized effect on children, who bring the pain of their parents’ troubles to school in the form of stress, hunger, lack of money for basic activities or even homelessness.

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Gold Medal School in Ill. Takes on a Hefty Task--Reversing Obesity

No cupcakes here! An Illinois school is shaping a healthier future for their students and is determined to fight obesity. Everyone goes to the gym — every day.

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Schools Dangle Carrot Snacks, but It’s a Tough Sale

The new vending machine sat unnoticed as students rushed past its baby carrots, yogurt smoothies and hummus to neighbors dispensing Snapple, Doritos, Goldfish and Cheez-It. The lunch period was nearly over before a potential customer stopped to check out its offerings. No sale.

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Group Looks to Expand School Breakfast Program in N.J.

Perth Amboy (N.J.) Public Schools appears to be an exception in a state in which most school districts serve breakfast to a fraction of its eligible students, including districts that have a high concentrations of children from low-income families.

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