May 28, 2014
Emma V. Sanchez-Vaznaugh, PhD, MPH, associate professor at San Francisco State University, investigated whether school district compliance with California physical education policies was associated with physical fitness among 5th-graders.
April 9, 2014
This study shows that over 80 percent of U.S. public elementary, middle, and high schools met the new federal legislation mandating the availability of free drinking water during lunchtime.
November 19, 2012
Program Results Report
The Connecting With Care project of the Alliance for Inclusion and Prevention demonstrated that it was economically feasible to bring full-time, mental-health clinicians to schools in the low-income Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester and Roxbury.
January 1, 2014
Pedometer step counts and observational assessments revealed that requirements for physical activity per day are not being met, as students did not attend physical education classes for the allotted 30 minutes per day.
December 18, 2013
Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, schools were required to implement new nutrition standards for school meals, ones that required them to serve more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and to serve only fat-free and low-fat milk.
December 4, 2013
New Public Health
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the number of homeless students in the United States has hit a record high number.
December 2, 2013
One in four parents say their child’s school gives too little emphasis to physical education. Are they right to be concerned?
November 5, 2013
Schools, as much as stores and fast-food restaurants, contribute to empty calorie consumption by kids.
September 30, 2013
Ninety-four percent of school districts expected to meet updated federal standards for lunches by the end of 2012-13 academic year.
March 1, 2012
Strengthening recess transforms the school climate, paving the way for less bullying and more focus on learning, according to new evaluation findings from Mathematica Policy Research and Stanford University.