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Healthy Eaters, Strong Minds: What School Gardens Teach Kids
Health & Wellness  (tags: school gardens, urban gardens, schools, gardening, healthy diet, Children's Health )

- 985 days ago -
City Blossoms is one of many groups across the country teaming up with local communities to install school gardens, in areas with low access to fresh, healthy foods.
National School Lunch Dropout Rate Is Small, USDA Reports
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, diet, schools, USDA, health, lunch program, study, society, food, government, interesting, news )

- 1662 days ago -
The federal subsidized lunch program has lost 524 schools out of about 100,000 that were enlisted before the standards changed, and only 90 said they were leaving specifically because of the new meal plan requirements.
No Pink Slime in Our School Lunches - Not Ever, Ever Again! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: usda, food, pink slime, children, schools, health, warning )

- 2202 days ago -
As a result of the public outrage over Pink Slime, the USDA recently announced that it would give schools the option of not buying meat without it, but some schools can't afford to opt out. With USDA's recent plans to purchase more than 7 million pounds..
Tell the USDA: Stop Buying Pink Slime "Lean Beef Trimmings" for School Lunches! ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: usda, food, pink slime, children, schools, health, warning )

- 2233 days ago -
So-called pink slime is a beef-like product created by grinding together connective tissue and beef scraps normally used in dog food, and treated with ammonia hydroxide to kill salmonella and E. coli.
Help Our Children Lead Healthier Lives ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: Heart Association, children, health, schools, education )

- 2312 days ago -
Childhood obesity rates are on the rise, but we can do something about it. Help protect the next generation by telling your legislators to support quality physical and nutrition education in our nation's schools.
ACTION ALERT: Support Autism Service Dogs in Schools ! PLEASE SIGN !
Health & Wellness  (tags: service dogs, confidence, bonding, friendship, health, schools, autism )

- 2415 days ago -
It's a widely accepted fact that service dogs can provide a great deal of assistance for individuals with physical or developmental disabilities.
Free Lunches Vanish Amid Schools' Budget Woes
Health & Wellness  (tags: school lunch, school lunches, school lunch programs, government, US, USA, children, diet, food, health, nutrition, school, schools, hunger, hunger in America )

- 2853 days ago -
A new study by the Food Research and Action Center, a nonprofit advocacy group, has found that fewer kids were served free summer lunches in 2009 than in 2008, even as the impact of the recession left more school-age kids hungry.
Bring Meatless Mondays to ALL of America's Public Schools ! TAKE ACTION !
Health & Wellness  (tags: humans, health, meatless mondays, schools, environment )

- 2880 days ago -
In light of concerns about the planet and America's health, the Meatless Monday initiative continues to spread and is now making its way into public services like schools and hospitals
The Need of Public School Nurses
Health & Wellness  (tags: Schools, Nurse, Education, Medical, Health, Swine Flu, A H1N1 )

- 3077 days ago -
There is an increase in the prominence of school nurses with the fear of H1N1 spreading throughout public schools faster than we thought possible a year ago.
Ultrasound Technician Schools Get a Facelift
Health & Wellness  (tags: Medical, Education, Ultrasound Technician, Schools )

- 3079 days ago -
Ultrasound technician schools have jumped the barrier of traditional schools to online education in recent years, joining many other disciplines in the process.
The Silence Epidemic: NT Kids Can't Hear, Can't Learn - Australia
Health & Wellness  (tags: australia, nt, northern territory, aborigines, children, health, deafness, hearing, teaching, schools )

- 3281 days ago -
It is a constant challenge to get Indigenous children from remote communities to school. But then, when they do turn up, they often can't hear what the teacher is saying. So many Aboriginal students in remote areas of the Northern Territory are partially
Bacteria That Killed Virginia Teen Found in Other Schools
Health & Wellness  (tags: health, bacteria, children, schools, teens, death, humans, illness )

- 3838 days ago -
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Students at a high school in Virginia prepared Thursday for the funeral of a popular classmate, the victim of a deadly drug-resistant strain of bacteria that has turned up in schools across the country recently. It's called MRSA, short
School to Begin Mandatory Drug Testing
Health & Wellness  (tags: drugs, testing, schools )

- 3855 days ago -
Students in Graves County who want to participate in extracurricular activities have more to think about than just grades.
Scottish Obesity 'Just Behind US'
Health & Wellness  (tags: obesity, fat, scotland, unhealthy, U.S., schools, illness, healthy food, junk food )

- 3861 days ago -
Obesity levels in Scotland are the second highest in the developed world behind the USA, new statistics have revealed. The figures were published as the Scottish Government announced plans to remove sweets and fizzy drinks from schools.

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