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Posts tagged child nutrition

July 7, 2012

Weighty Matters 

kids playing in the ocean

Healthy Eating At Home, School Can Help Reduce Obesity Rates

Researcher Terry Spradlin discusses implications of childhood obesity trends and gives suggestions to parents and educators for how to encourage healthy living.

August 17, 2011

School Lunch 

school lunch

Changes To School Lunch Seem Mighty Tasty

In anticipation of the upcoming Child Nutrition Act, some schools are already featuring healthier options. But do vending machines have a place?

August 2, 2011

Good School Food 

Kid Eating A Cherry Tomato

Farm To School Meal Program Off To A Good Start

Although there were some challenges in its first two years, support for the Farm to School program is enthusiastic.

February 7, 2011

School Lunch 

Kids Leaving A School Bus

How Parents Can Influence School Nutrition

The Charlotte Mecklenburg School System in North Carolina has stopped serving fried chicken and French fries in their school lunches. What about your school?

December 3, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

fries and macaroni and cheese being scooped onto plate

Congress Passes Child Nutrition Bill, School Lunches Get Healthier

In an effort to fight child hunger and obesity, Congress passed a bill that makes the most significant changes to school meal program in 30 years.

August 6, 2010

Child Nutrition 

U.S. Capitol Building

Senate Passes Historic Child Nutrition Act, Hurdles Remain

On Thursday, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Child Kids Act passed by unanimous consent in the Senate.

April 1, 2010

Marketing To Children 

Ronald McDonald with little girl

After 50 Years, A Campaign To Retire Ronald McDonald

The battle to fight childhood obesity in the U.S. has raised questions about Ronald McDonald's role as a marketing tactic intended to target young children.

March 24, 2010

School Lunch Reform 

a school lunch

Senate Agriculture Committee Moves To Improve School Lunches

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved Senator Blanche Lincoln's Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act today, endorsing a plan to improve school lunch programs

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