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February 25, 2014 Let’s Move! Showing Strong Leadership for Student Health

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces New Efforts to Support Healthy School Food

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February 20, 2014 Student Lunch to be Served in Chicago Public Schools

Award-Winning Cooking up Change Student Chefs Take Their Meal to Peers, Washington D.C.

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February 7, 2014 $25 Million for School Kitchens

Congress invests in school food

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February 5, 2014 It’s Time We Say Thanks

Announcing the School Nurse Leadership Award

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January 17, 2014 Daily PE for CPS Students

More than 7,000 Parents and 30 Organizations Urge CPS to Adopt Daily PE

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November 25, 2013 New Tool to Select Healthy & Sustainable Products for Schools Announced

Transpare is an online product registry that helps purchasers and users differentiate and select cleaning products based on environmental, safety and health attributes in a transparent, harmonized and verified platform. Transpare is free to use for institutional purchasers and users of cleaning products at transpare.com.

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October 3, 2013 Integrating Health and Wellness into the School Improvement Grant Program

On July 9, 2013 Healthy Schools Campaign convened a meeting of 20 health and education experts to discuss opportunities for integrating health and wellness into the Department of Education’s School Improvement Grant program. Last week, Healthy Schools Campaign released the meeting report which highlights a number of strategies identified by the group including:

  • Integrating health and wellness into professional development programs;
  • School accountability programs; and
  • Supporting school health infrastructure.
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March 13, 2014 Winston-Salem Culinary Students Cook Up Change wfmynews2.com

How many high school students would pass up chips for veggies? You wouldn't think that many, but three Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County culinary students are taking part in a competition that might help to change that.

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March 13, 2014 LR Students Compete in Cooking Up Change Culinary Contest ArkansasMatters.com

Some local students spent part of their day in the kitchen competing in the Cooking up Change national culinary contest.

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March 13, 2014 Web Extra: Cooking Up Change Culinary Contest in LR ArkansasMatters.com

In this web extra, Sara Porter with the Healthy Schools Campaign explains what the contest is all about.

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March 1, 2014 Chicago Vocational Career Academy Wins Bridgeport Art Center Culinary Competition Michigan Avenue

More than 700 guests attended a culinary competition at Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft for student teams from 15 of the city’s public high schools. Chicago Vocational Career Academy won the challenge, and the event raised $178,000 for Healthy Schools Campaign.

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February 7, 2014 Manual Arts Duo Wins LAUSD’s Cooking up Change Competition LA Weekly

Remember cafeteria cheeseburger pizza squares glazed with orange cheese? School lunch can be a very bad thing. But with actual students on the case, that might change.

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January 31, 2014 Nine LAUSD schools compete in healthy-cooking contest Los Angeles Daily News

Watch out, Gordon Ramsay and Paula Deen. Student teams from nine Los Angeles Unified schools whipped up their own creatively inspired meals Thursday in the district’s “Cooking Up Change” competition at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

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January 30, 2014 Photos: LAUSD Culinary Competition for healthy foods The Daily Breeze

LAUSD hosted the “Cooking up Change” healthy cooking competition for high school student to create menu items that meet nutrition guidelines and budgetary constraints.

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November 26, 2013 Student Chef Finds New Passion in Healthy Cooking Kids’ Safe and Healthy Food Project

Inspired by his grandmother’s insistence that he do something positive with his life, student and chef Leon Sanchez of Chicago turned to cooking “as a door, a window, to further myself as I’m becoming a better man and a better person.” Leon often cooks for his family, and he takes every opportunity to make healthy meals for his younger brother, who suffers from diabetes.

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