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Healthy Schools

3 Steps to Healthier Vending Machines

Does your kid's school have vending machines? While these machines full of snacks and drinks can fill bellies and tide over hungry children, the majority of them serve up less than desirable foods fil…

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Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Obesity Epidemic

In a new study released in Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science, researchers link the ingestion of artificial sweeteners to increased blood sugar levels (an early indicator of Type 2 diabet…

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Why Kids Can’t Sit Still in Class

ADHD diagnoses are on the rise, and it's hard not to wonder why kids today have so much trouble sitting still compared to kids 20 or 30 years ago. I think it's tempting to blame genetics or even say t…

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Public Schools ‘Force’ Students to Go Meatless on Mondays

Schools around the world and across the U.S. have been implementing Meatfree Mondays for over two decades in an effort to highlight healthy meals that are meatfree. Some call it compassionate eating, …

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Are Pesticides Lowering Our Intelligence?

I've been studying the effects of toxic industrial chemicals and heavy metals for 25 years and with greater intensity for my upcoming brain health book, 60 Seconds to Boost Your Brain Health (Rodale, …

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5 Resources for Packing a Better Lunch

Now that the school year is officially in full swing, do you need some school lunch ideas to spice up your kid's lunch box? Here are some places to find school lunch inspiration! Even if you don'…

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The New Way to Track Heart-Healthy Fitness in Schools

Are kids putting enough effort into physical education class? Educators in Dubuque, Iowa are determined to find out. Starting this school year, middle and high school students will be required to w…

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Shocking Link to Suicide Rates

In the wake of the tragic loss of Robin Williams, one of the great comedians of our time, and his suicide, it is important to examine why suicide rates are increasing with the hope that better underst…

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Tips to Avoid Backpack Injuries

As you make your way through your back-to-school checklist, there's one item that could directly affect your child's health. The backpack. While style, color, and the latest "in" logos may be uppermos…

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Back-to-School Anxiety: A Parent’s Guide

Back-to-School anxiety hits students of all ages. But you and your children don't have to suffer in silence. Dr. Victor Schwartz, associate professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and…

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