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Parents Daily News Roundup

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Charter Schools That Start Bad Stay Bad, Stanford Report Says
When it comes to charter schools, the bad ones stay bad and the good ones stay good, according to a report on charter school growth released by an influential group of Stanford University scholars on Wednesday. (via Huffington Post)

Greek Yogurt In School Lunches Introduced As Meat Alternative In USDA Pilot Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a pilot program that could place Greek yogurt in school cafeterias across the country by April as a protein, or meat alternative, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Wednesday. (via Huffington Post)

Childhood Obesity Linked To Multiple Sclerosis
A new study has found an association between childhood obesity and the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in children and teenagers. Though still rare, pediatric MS is more common now than it was 30 years ago. (via Fox News)

EPA Moves To Ban Certain Rat and Mouse Poisons
The Environmental Protection Agency is moving to ban the sale of a dozen rat and mouse poisons sold under the popular D-Con brand in an effort to protect children and pets. (via Fox News)

Long-delayed School Snack Rules to Come Soon: Vilsack
After more than a year’s delay, American schools will soon see new U.S. government rules targeting the kinds of snacks sold to students, a move nutritionists say could play an important role in fighting childhood obesity. (via Reuters)

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Daily News Roundup

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News Roundup

Parents Limit Child to Less Than 10 Foods
One family’s food allergy concern led them to take unusual actions to protect kids.

Breast Feeding May not Protect Moms Against MS Relapse
Hopes that breast-feeding can reduce flare-ups of multiple sclerosis have been dimmed by recent research in Italy.

Helping Kids to Control Asthma; Basic Steps to Keep Children Breathing Easier
Summer can be a dangerous time for children with asthma, as humidity, temperatures, air pollution and pollen counts all rise.

Race to the Top: Standardized Testing for Preschoolers
Valerie Strauss discusses Obama’s Race to the Top plan for schoolchildren in her Washington Post column.

U.S. Teen Births Down, Early Drug Use Up
New statistics from the annual report on America’s children and their well-being point to some good news and bad news when it comes to the health of our kids.

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