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Schools Ahead of the Curve on Federal Nutrition Standards

Thousands of schools around the country already are finding new ways of providing “smart” snacks for students – well in advance of updated federal nutrition standards that begin this year. More than 200,000 parents, education leaders and...
19-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Maryland Children to Benefit from New Nutrition Standards


Tens of thousands of Maryland children who attend licensed child care centers will enjoy healthier drink choices and activities starting next year, thanks to a bill passed by the Maryland General Assembly and signed today by Governor Martin...
12-May-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Unlocking the Gates at Arizona Schools

Health and learning are integrally linked. Kids who are physically active learn better and schools play a critical link in community-wide efforts to promote life-long health through shared use agreements that help schools provide access to their...
9-May-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Study Suggests Obesity Disparities Among Races Is Poorly Understood


A new study suggests the reasons for disparities in obesity rates between African-American and white women are far more complex than the usual go-to culprits of socioeconomics, fruit and vegetable intake, and exercise.
30-Apr-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Notah Begay III Has Heart Attack, Reinforcing Health Needs of Native American Youth

Notah Begay III, four-time PGA Tour Winner, golf analyst and founder of the Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation suffered a heart attack last week in Dallas. He received a stent to unblock his right coronary artery and is expected to make a full...
29-Apr-2014 4:00 PM EDT

(Un)Healthy Food Marketing to Kids in Schools


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed some changes to food marketing in schools. Basically, if a food or drink doesn’t meet the nutrition standards to be sold in schools, it shouldn’t be marketed there, either.
25-Apr-2014 9:00 AM EDT

Working to Make Food Deserts Bloom


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18-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Childhood Obesity Rates Leveling Off, Despite Long-Term Increases


“While we would like to say that signs of progress are clear across the country in the fight to decrease obesity rates, the only clear sign is that there is more work to be done,” said Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association. “While...
7-Apr-2014 8:10 PM EDT

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