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“Soda Tax Discussed by Lawmakers”



Law makers in Hawaii are considering placing a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary ...

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“Soda Tax in California? Poll Reveals Voters are Receptive”



With soda tax legislation introduced in California, the poll that found voters receptive to a soda tax as long as the money goes to fight childhood obesity takes on a new relevancy. ...

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“Soda Tax is Among 2,189 Bills Introduced by California Lawmakers”



More news about the soda tax introduced in California in ...

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“Steps to Health: Schools go for Healthier Options”



In San Antonio, many schools have gone the extra mile to kick junk food off their campuses. Swapping selling tubs of cookie dough for selling chances at pelting teachers with water balloons and other non food related activities, schools in the area are revamping the way they fund-raise. ...

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“Stop Bringing Cupcakes to School”



This article highlights the abundance of unhealthy snacks in schools and offers tips on how parents can keep their child's school day healthy. The article also highlights national legislation that affects school nutrition and what those regulations mean practically for teachers and ...

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“Study calls for daily PE classes”



Schools like Red Hawk elementary in Erie Colorado are working to improve physical activity standards for children by starting programs like the All-School Movement Program. This program provides children with a 20 minute morning physical activity break, a 10-20 minute afternoon break, 20 minutes of daily recess, and 45 minutes of physical education at least twice a week. Although the school has already received an award for the success of their physical activity program, the school plans on finding additional ways to incorporate physical activity into students' daily lessons. ...

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“Study: QSR is hot with Hispanic consumers”



Because Hispanics demonstrate greater brand loyalty than non-Hispanics and make frequent visits to quick service restaurants, this group comprises an important segment of the population to restaurant owners. ...

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“Recommendations for Offering Physical Activity Outside of the School Day”



In 2005 the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture recommended that young people engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity preferably on everyday of the week. This document lists 10 broad recommendations for school and community programs to promote physical activity among young people. These guidelines include policy, environment, physical education, health education, extracurricular activities, parental involvement, personnel training, health services, community programs, and evaluation recommendations. Additionally, the guidelines recommend that all students have an opportunity to participate in physical activity, experience a wide variety of activities, and that parents be engaged. ...

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“New poll shows support for Haley food stamp proposal to help curb obesity”



A new Winthrop University poll, which included responses from more than 1,069 residents in early April, shows 59.5 percent of those interviewed said they strongly or somewhat favor forbidding Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, recipients from buying unhealthy foods with the food ...

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