Monday, October 20, 2014

House Delays Vote on Easing School Meal Standards

June 13, 2014 by clong  
Filed under Must Reads, Uncategorized


A House vote on an Agriculture Department spending bill containing a provision that would allow schools to opt out of the Obama administration’s nutrition standards for school meals has been delayed until sometime next week. Under the new rules, schools are required to add more fruits and green vegetables to school breakfasts and lunches; the [...]

Progress in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

September 20, 2012 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Health, Top Stories


By Emma Chadband At 12 years old, Brooke Mennella weighed 194 pounds. On her 5’ frame, the extra weight made her uncomfortable in her own body and she felt like she couldn’t fit in with any of the children at school. She turned to food for comfort. When she realized she couldn’t get to 200 [...]

Healthier Lunches Coming to Schools


By John Rosales New standards for school meals released on Wednesday  by the U.S. Department of Agriculture will help ensure healthy nutritious food served to every public school student in an effort to bolster their health and academic success. This effort was kicked-off with an appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama at Parklawn Elementary School [...]

Government Shutdown: How Would Educators Feel the Impact?

April 8, 2011 by twalker  
Filed under Featured News, Top Stories, Uncategorized


By Tim Walker and Cindy Long (Update: A deal was reached between President Obama and Congressional leaders late Friday night on a budget plan for the rest of the fiscal year that will avert a government shutdown.) Tricia Sardella, a classroom teacher, is just one of the tens of millions of Americans who would be [...]

Breakfast Pizza No More: New Legislation Tackles Unhealthy Fare


By Cindy Long April 8, 2010 — When British chef and healthy eating advocate Jamie Oliver brought his hit TV show “Food Revolution” to Huntington, West Virginia (once named the country’s “unhealthiest town” by the Associated Press), he found sugary strawberry milk, instant potatoes from a box – even pizza for breakfast. The show drew [...]