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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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Philadelphia School Lunches Get Fancy With ‘Eatiquette’ Program (Photos)
It sounds more like a restaurant order than a school lunch menu: baked ziti with a side of roasted fennel salad and, for dessert, cinnamon apple rice pudding. But that’s one of the meals offered in the cafeteria at People For People Charter School in Philadelphia. And it’s served family-style. Students pass serving dishes around circular tables, where they eat off plates, not cafeteria trays, and use silverware instead of plastic utensils. (via Huffington Post)

NYC Schools After Sandy: Destruction, And Restoration Showcased in New DOE Images
Hurricane Sandy ravaged public schools in low-lying areas across the city — and new photos released by the Department of Education Tuesday show just how bad that damage was. (via Huffington Post)

The Legacy of Lead: How the Metal Affects Academic Achievement
Lead exposure may be on the decline, but it’s still taking its toll on children’s performance in school. Legal requirements to remove lead from gasoline, paint and other common products have led to decreases in lead exposure. But remnants of the metal remain, according to the latest study, and this legacy may be enough to affect children’s cognitive functions. (via TIME)

Sleep Reinforces Learning: Children’s Brains Transform Subconsciously Learned Material Into Active Knowledge
During sleep, our brains store what we have learned during the day ‒ a process even more effective in children than in adults, new research shows. (via Science Daily)

Increased Risk of Sleep Disorder Narcolepsy in Children Who Received Swine Flu Vaccine
A study finds an increased risk of narcolepsy in children and adolescents who received the A/H1N1 2009 influenza vaccine (Pandemrix) during the pandemic in England. (via Science Daily)

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Daily News Roundup

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Goody Blog Daily News RoundupSmile, kids! You’re on calorie camera
Health officials trying to reduce obesity and improve eating habits at five San Antonio elementary schools unveiled a $2 million research project Wednesday that will photograph students’ lunch trays before they sit down to eat and later take a snapshot of the leftovers. A computer program then analyzes the photos to identify every piece of food on the plate — right down to how many ounces are left in that lump of mash potatoes — and calculates the number of calories each student scarfed down. (MSNBC)

School Bans Same-Sex Couples from Prom
A Long Island high school will not allow same-sex couples at its senior prom next month, according to school officials. St. Anthony’s high school in South Huntington is a co-ed, Roman Catholic institution of about 2,500 students. One of those students, Angelina Lange, 17, of Bay Shore, requested permission to bring a former girlfriend as her date to the prom. School officials turned her down. “We thought it would send a mixed message to OK her request,” said school principal and Franciscan, Brother Gary. “Our Catholic faith specifies that marriage involves a man and a woman and our policies on dating must reflect that,” he added. (MSNBC)

Scientists find MRSA germ in supermarket meats
MRSA, a bacteria resistant to common antibiotics, has been discovered in supermarket meats, and the germ is apparently being introduced by human food handlers, a new study reports. Although thorough cooking will kill the bacteria, consumers run the risk of infection if they handle meats contaminated with the germ, researchers said. (USA Today)

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Daily News Roundup

Monday, April 4th, 2011

For Parents Whose Kids Won’t Sleep, There’s Help Online
Jodi Mindell, associate director of the Sleep Center at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, and her colleagues created an interactive database of the sleeping habits of more than 5,000 babies under the age of 3.  The Customized Sleep Profile gives personalized recommendations for their child’s specific sleep problems.  The program is currently available on the Johnson and Johnson website as one of its “tools for better sleep”. (Time)

No evidence that most autism treatments work
Most children with autism are treated with behavioral therapy starting at a young age, and many will try multiple kinds of therapy or medications, as they get older. However Researchers from the Journal of Pediatrics say that most treatment options do not have any convincing evidence that they actually help kids get better.  (MSNBC)

More US families adopting HIV-positive kids
The number of U.S. parents undertaking HIV adoptions has increased greatly in the past five years. Throughout most of the AIDS epidemic, only a relative handful of HIV-positive foreign children came to the U.S. because of strict U.S. immigration policies that limited entry for anyone with the disease.  In January 2010, that restriction ended — enabling children with HIV to enter as easily as other adoptive children. (MSNBC)

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