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Parents Support Healthier School Food Policies by 3-to-1 Margin

Original Source: http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/09/parents-support-healthier-school-food-policies.html Washington D.C.—The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). The findings come as school districts […]

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Food companies marketing to kids in most schools

Original Source: http://www.preventobesity.net/inside-track-jan-16-a There’s challenging news on the school food front. While the nutritional quality of the food served in schools is improving, food and beverage companies are still able to market unhealthy items such as fast food, soft drinks and candy in most schools, according to new research released Monday. In fact, food and beverage […]

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Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

Article from Medical Daily Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study. More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics. The […]

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