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A Teacher Crusades for Better School Food and Gets Stomped

April 6th, 2010 · 49 Comments · school food, Tales

Mendy Heaps, a stellar English teacher for years, had never given much thought to the food her seventh-graders were eating. Then her husband, after years of eating junk food, was diagnosed with cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure and suddenly the french fries, pizza and ice cream being served in the cafeteria at rural Elizabeth Middle School outside Denver, Col., took […]

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Sorry, We Can’t Cook: D.C. Schools Say ‘No’ to More Vegetables

March 18th, 2010 · 8 Comments · kids, Tales, Wellness

In a move that could signal a serious fault line in the argument for more vegetables as a tonic for childhood obesity, drafters of “Healthy Schools” legislation pending before the D.C. Council have skuttled a push for additional produce in school meals after school officials said they cannot guarantee their kitchens can prepare vegetables that kids will […]

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New Study: Kids Who Eat School Food Are Fatter

March 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment · food news, kids, Tales, Wellness

A new study from the University of Michigan finds that kids who eat the food served in schools are more likely to be overweight or obese than peers who bring lunch from home, and also are more likely to suffer from high levels of “bad” cholesterol. The study, which examined the eating habits of some 1,300 […]

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