School District Bans All Sorts Of Yummy Food At Games, Events, Field Trips & Dances

School District Bans All Sorts Of Yummy Food At Games, Events, Field Trips & Dances

For students in the public schools of Portland, Maine, the next year — and the foreseeable future — will be devoid of in-class pizza or cupcake parties, and all the high-calorie snacks and beverages sold at sporting events and dances will be replaced with healthier options. Even the teachers have to bring their own sugary sodas to work. [More]

Study Says Restricting Junk Food Sold In Schools Could Help Slow Child Obesity Rates

Study Says Restricting Junk Food Sold In Schools Could Help Slow Child Obesity Rates

Many U.S. states have been trying to slow the onward march of childhood obesity by creating laws that restrict the sale of junk food and sugary drinks in schools, and now a new study says those efforts may have worked. It’s the first study of its kind to look into whether school food rules are doing what they’re supposed to — promoting healthier lifestyles for kids. [More]

Dept. Of Agriculture Wants To Trick Kids Into Eating Better

Dept. Of Agriculture Wants To Trick Kids Into Eating Better

The U.S. Department of Agriculture really wants kids to eat better, especially during school lunches where parents have a lesser impact on what their children shove down their gullets. To that extent, it is spending $2 million researching how to trick them into picking healthier meal options. [More]