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What schools are doing about childhood obesity

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that childhood obesity rates have more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the last 30 years. This is happening in spite of indications that childhood obesity could reduce life expectancy by five years or more. Many children are not participating in free-time physical activity and, according to Blank Children's Hospital, only 25 percent of children in the United States eat a healthy diet.

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Federal funds available for summer meals for children and teens

The Maryland State Department of Education has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in serving free, nutritious meals to children and teens this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U. S. Department of Agriculture program.

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Federal funds available to serve summer meals

MSDE seeks to expand access, participation

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in serving free nutritious meals and snacks to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U. S. Department of Agriculture program.

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Federal funds available for summer meals

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit organizations in serving free nutritious meals and snacks to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U. S. Department of Agriculture program.

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Federal funds available for free summer meals

MSDE aims to increase access and participation

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced that federal funds are available to assist public and private nonprofit agencies in serving free nutritious meals and snacks to children this summer through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a U.S. Department of Agriculture program.

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Fun, healthy lunchbox ideas

The daily routine of packing foods for lunchtime may seem boring, but the food inside those lunchboxes doesn't have to be. Consider your students' personality when planning school lunches.