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Agriculture Secretary Congratulates State For 'Healthy Kids' Work + MORE

Striving to keep kids in school


Poor health resulting from inadequate nutrition, lack of access to clean drinking water or lack of appropriate sanitation and hygiene practices, affect school attendance and a child's ability to learn. According to a World Food Programme report in 2012 …See all stories on this topic »Gulf Today

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According to the study, 91 percent of kids' meals do not meet the nutritional standards set by the National Restaurant Association's “Kids Live Well” program, which (among other criteria) requires that at least one children's meal have two servings of …See all stories on this topic »

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Before Vilsack spoke, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro congratulated him for "[renewing] the USDA's focus on the nutrition and well-being of our kids." She spoke of "the double-edged sword of hunger and obesity [that's] aimed right at our kids." …See all stories on this topic »

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"The grant is to continue the after-school programs at Horace Good and Charles Stones throughout the summer and then add in the gardening and nutrition part of it for those kids," BBBS Executive Director Tammy Davis said. "It's with the school district …See all stories on this topic »

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A tech-savvy school lunch director spotted what has become a major recall of tainted food after a government alert, and dumped pizza before any kids got sick. Braintree's Food and Nutrition Services Director Megan Ahrenholz tossed Pizza Dippers after a …See all stories on this topic »

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