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Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail
Sugar is on the menu in schools as canteen guidelines fail April 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Guidelines used to rate school canteen menus should be overhauled to limit the sugar content of food and drinks, according to University of Sydney nutrition expert Kieron Rooney. Dr Kieron Rooney, a senior lecturer in biochemistry and exercise physiology in ... Read More »

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls
Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teenage girls April 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the Universities of Strathclyde, Dundee, Georgia and Bristol is the most comprehensive study yet carried out ... Read More »

How many energy drinks are young people actually drinking?
How many energy drinks are young people actually drinking? February 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new Psychology research project is investigating the prevalence of energy drink consumption in young people. The study is seeking participants aged between 12–17 years to answer a short survey online. Postgraduate student in the UTAS School of Psychology Lisa ... Read More »

Sticks and Stones
Sticks and Stones February 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Jennifer E. Beebe, PhD, assistant professor of counseling and human services at Canisius College, says that to prevent or stop bullying, schools must implement collaborative programs that involve teachers, administrators and school counselors. “It is integral that bullying prevention and ... Read More »

School work a worry for sleepless teens
School work a worry for sleepless teens February 1, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As Year 12 begins for thousands of South Australian students, a new Flinders University study shows teens who can’t fall asleep at night are mainly worrying about the fallout of sleeping in and missing out on school. The report, which ... Read More »

Tips for taking the pain out of packing school lunch boxes
Tips for taking the pain out of packing school lunch boxes January 31, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

School starts across most of Australia this week, so parents and carers are breaking out the lunch boxes once again. For some, preparing food that kids will want to eat can become something of a dreaded chore over time, so ... Read More »

Making the most of ‘big school’
Making the most of ‘big school’ January 30, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As Kindergarten children wait with nervous anticipation for the first day of school next week, Charles Sturt University (CSU) early childhood lecturer Dr Amy MacDonald has some tips for parents. “Starting school is an exciting but scary time for all ... Read More »

Cancer Council and eftpos put skin cancer in the shade
Cancer Council and eftpos put skin cancer in the shade January 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cancer Council is encouraging Australian secondary schools to do more to help prevent skin cancer, with the launch of its new secondary school shade initiative funded by the eftpos Giveback program. From today, Australian high schools will be able to ... Read More »

Return to school set to spark Asthma ‘epidemic’
Return to school set to spark Asthma ‘epidemic’ January 28, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents and teachers are being warned to prepare for a surge in asthma emergencies when children return to classrooms for the start of the 2014 school year. The National Asthma Council Australia says that the 1 in 10 school children ... Read More »

Pay kids to eat fruits & veggies with school lunch
Pay kids to eat fruits & veggies with school lunch January 5, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The good news: Research suggests that a new federal rule has prompted the nation’s schools to serve an extra $5.4 million worth of fruits and vegetables each day. The bad news: The nation’s children throw about $3.8 million of that ... Read More »







 
 
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