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Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Recently, San Francisco voters were given the chance to vote for or against Proposition E, a proposition involving a tax on soda and sugary drinks in the amount of $0.02 per ounce. Would sugary drink tax discourage people from buying unhealthy drinks and increase people’s general health? Should such a tax be implemented around the country?

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How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Childhood obesity has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, making the need for healthier eating habits an important matter. This past week, students were asked, “How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?” Check out their responses.

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How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

Do Now | November 7, 2014 | 188 Comments

How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?

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An Infograph About Changing Obesity Rates

What's New in News & Civics! | April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Infograph About Changing Obesity Rates

From technology to fashion, America has changed in the last half century. However, more and more people have focused on the change in obesity rates, particularly in children and adolescents. Since the 1960s, the percentage of obese and overweight Americans has more than doubled.  “Overweight” means a person holds more body fat in relation to […]

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School Is Not To Blame for Obesity, Our Culture Embraces Unhealthy Eating

Do Now Round-Ups | October 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

School Is Not To Blame for Obesity, Our Culture Embraces Unhealthy Eating

Last week, students from all over the nation debated about the nutritional value of school lunch and whether it is a contributing factor to obesity. On KQED Do Now, they were asked, does the school cafeteria provide students with a healthy lunch?

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Can School Lunches Contribute to Obesity?

Do Now | October 11, 2013 | 17 Comments

Can School Lunches Contribute to Obesity?

The Office of the Surgeon General states in “The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation” that healthy lifestyle habits, including healthy eating and physical activity, can lower the risk of becoming obese and developing obesity related diseases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website states that schools play a particularly critical role by establishing a safe and supportive environment with policies and practices that support healthy behaviors. Schools also provide opportunities for students to learn about and practice healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.

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