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Amid continuing concerns about childhood obesity, which affects one-third of American children, access to healthy food at school is on the minds of just about everyone including parents, schools and the federal government. Many children consume half their daily meals during school hours, raising awareness that what children eat at school has a huge impact […]

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Every Kid Healthy is an annual celebration of school health and wellness, and schools across the country are getting ready to celebrate by creating healthier learning environments for kids. Observed April 23-27 this year, Every Kid Healthy Week recognizes the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning.   Good nutrition at school is more important […]

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March is National Nutrition Month, and this year the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is encouraging Americans to “Go Further with Food.” Whether it’s starting the day off right with a healthy breakfast or fueling up with a healthy snack to get through work or school, a little meal planning can go a long way. […]

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The human body is pretty amazing. Nourish it well, and it can do great things. Athletes competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics work hard at training and at keeping their bodies properly fueled. Megan Chacosky, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s high-performance chef and registered dietician, reports that most Olympic athletes consume 3,000 to 4,000 […]

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With the holiday season in full swing, we’re all indulging a bit more than usual. While it’s nearly impossible to completely resist temptation when faced with our favorite holiday treats, we can make healthy choices the majority of the time that help us stay in control. From weekend fetes to office parties, check out these […]

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With Halloween just around the corner, many of us have visions of gluten-crazed zombies dancing in our heads. For those trying to eat healthier, Halloween candy is a temptation. For those with food allergies, gluten can be truly scary. Gluten is a protein found in many grain products, and it can wreak havoc on those […]

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and it’s a great opportunity to learn healthy ways to promote healthy eating habits in children across America. Since implementing National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in 2010, childhood obesity rates have actually stopped rising. However, 30 percent of American children are still overweight or obese. Childhood obesity puts […]

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The debate over whether schools should have vending machines has been lengthy and ongoing. Vending machines are a convenient and relatively inexpensive way to grab a bite to eat or something to drink to sustain students in between meals. With vending machines found in 43 percent of elementary schools, 74 percent of middle schools, and […]

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