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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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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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In 2010, the U.S. took an important step to end to the preventable epidemic of childhood obesity and observed National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month for the first time. Since then, childhood obesity rates have stopped rising, and we have seen an encouraging drop in obesity rates among children ages 2 to 5 years old. However, […]

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