Healthy Choices

Coco, Paul
September 2005
Scholastic News -- Edition 4;9/5/2005, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p6
This article deals with the efforts of states in the passage of nutrition laws which require schools to offer children healthy food choices in the U.S. Many of these laws will ban junk food from school cafeterias, vending machines and snack carts. Some new laws would require schools to sell drinks like water, milk and fruit juices instead of soda.


Related Articles

  • The National School Lunch Program and USDA Dietary Guidelines: Is There Room for Reconciliation. Plemmons, Kathryn L. // Journal of Law & Education;Apr2004, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p181 

    Discusses the existing law of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in the U.S., tracing the NSLP initiatives through the National School Lunch Act, the Child Nutrition Act of 1996, and subsequent enactment of further laws and regulations that have amended the NSLP. Scope and likely...

  • Charge It!  // Education Digest;Mar1976, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p68 

    This article reports that students in four Minnesota school districts can charge their school breakfasts and/or lunches. For this their parents receive a monthly bill. School supervisors have found the system to be highly satisfactory.

  • Australian schools ban junk food.  // International Educator;Oct2005, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p7 

    Reports on the decision of education authorities in Queensland to ban all junk food in the state's schools in 2005. Goal of the move; Examples of junk foods included in the ban.

  • Missing Those Pies and Fries.  // New York Times Upfront;11/27/2006, Vol. 139 Issue 6, p5 

    The article reports on the protest made by parents against the British government's ban on junk foods from school cafeterias. Parent Julie Critchlow stresses that the government has no right to tell the children what to eat. The media denounced the efforts of protesting mothers to sell burgers,...

  • The family fights fat. Konig, Susan // Catholic Digest;Sep2006, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p127 

    The author offers his views on nutrition. Today, people are complaining that schools are making junk food too easily available to children. She observes that many school districts in the U.S. already have banned high-calorie soft drink machines and insisted that school menus offer healthier...

  • Is your tuckshop making you FAT?  // Dolly;Aug2005, Issue 418, p124 

    Assesses the menus served at school canteens in Australia. Effect of junk food on the body; Estimated number of overweight or obese people under the age of 18 in Australia; Strategies that are in place to address the issue; Outcome of the assessment of the menu.

  • Lock-ins 'won't stop junk food'. Russell, Vivienne // Public Finance;4/4/2008, p14 

    The article reports on the School Food Trust's call on schools to consider keeping pupils away from local junk food outlets during their lunch break by introducing a "stay on site" policy. It reveals that such policies have already been implemented by a number of secondary schools in England to...

  • School daze are here again. Deas, Gerald W. // New York Amsterdam News;9/2/2010, Vol. 100 Issue 36, p27 

    The article reports on the importance of nutritious food for school children. It reports that school children become daze as they suffer from malnutrition and hyperactivity caused by junk foods. The brain is not exposed to preservatives and artificial colors and other chemicals contained in...

  • Child-Nutrition Bills Advance Amid Dietary Concerns. Flax, Ellen // Education Week;9/6/1989, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p27 

    The article reports on the approval of the U.S. Congress with the legislation to extend the major federal child-nutrition programs. This bill will make changes in the school-lunch and school-breakfast programs, which are permanently authorized and reauthorize several other programs including...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics