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The latest news about student health, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

School cafeterias across the country are wrangling with the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which requires schools that want certain federal funds to serve smaller lunches with more fruits and vegetables and less protein and carbohydrates.
—Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot/AP-File

USDA Sifts Comments on School Vending Machines, 'A La Carte' Items

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is eyeing the nutritional content of foods sold in school apart from highly regulated lunches and breakfasts. (April 19, 2013)

Spotlight on the Flu and Schools

When fears of the H1N1 flu were in the air, schools were under more pressure than ever to get their crisis management plans in good order—and quickly, which is the focus of this Spotlight.

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04/23 09:23 am | Social-Emotional Learning Is More Than a 21st-Century Skill | To truly prepare students to be college and career ready we need to continue to teach them the social-emotional skills they will need for college, career, and their personal ...

Schooled in Sports Blog

04/24 04:53 pm | NCAA to Stop Accepting Coursework From Two Dozen K12 Inc. Virtual Schools | The NCAA won't accept coursework completed by student athletes at two dozen virtual schools operated by K12, Inc., as of 2014-15, at any Division I or Division II college or ...

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When Cyberbullying Spills Into School
Much of students' social lives outside school takes place online, but bullying in cyberworld can have just as much of an impact as traditional face-to-face bullying.

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With few directives for implementation, advocates say Mississippi's sex education law falls woefully short of educating students.
April 7, 2014 - McClatchy-Tribune
March 24, 2014 - Education Week
If approved, the new federal regulations would limit displays of product logos on vending machines, scoreboards, lunchroom posters, and menu boards on school campuses.
March 4, 2014 - Education Week
After a long career in the hospitality industry, Bertrand Weber has developed the recipe for creating cachet around school lunches and making them healthier for students.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
In Kent, Wash., Mary Newell has rolled out several strategies to help students manage their health problems and make the most of their time in the classroom.
March 3, 2014 - Education Week
Districts need guidance to develop compassionate but financially sustainable policies on school-meal payment, writes Patricia Montague of the School Nutrition Association.
February 21, 2014 - Education Week
Anti-bullying programs that aren't tied to a greater understanding of emotions and their consequences are not effective, write Marc A. Brackett and Susan E. Rivers.
February 18, 2014 - Education Week
A Salt Lake City cafeteria worker's decision to take school lunches away from students with unpaid lunch bills has prompted a call for federal guidance on how to handle students' debts.
February 13, 2014 | Updated: February 25, 2014 - Education Week
The federal agency has made permanent its rules easing restrictions on the amount of grain and protein that school cafeterias are allowed to serve in a week.
January 14, 2014 - Education Week
January 14, 2014 - Education Week

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