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Nationwide, schools with free breakfast for all report greater attention in class, fewer discipline problems, and fewer absent or tardy children.

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Last August, Kanawha County school cooks were abruptly ordered to quit serving prepackaged food and cook instead, from scratch, with fresh ingredients, five days a week. With fewer students eating, Kanawha County's food program is projected to make about $350,000 less than it did the previous year.

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Last summer, seven of West Virginia's poorest counties agreed to try cooking lunch and breakfast with fresh ingredients all year, five days a week. They would offer meals free to all students who want to eat.

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Nearly every day, Arleen Hernandez battles an aging septic tank that backs up into her toilet and shower. Upon moving to Parklawn in 1986, she didn’t realize her new neighborhood lacks basic public services.

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The last day of Supreme Court health reform arguments, disquieting cancer research news, little-tested medical devices and more from our Daily Briefing.

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When the worlds of policy and research collide, great things can happen in public health. The trouble is, such productive collisions don't happen nearly enough, says Abby Haynes.

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Tracie McMillan talks about reporting undercover for her new book exploring how and why Americans eat the way they do.

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A university PR department shamelessly promotes a flawed research study suggesting a link between eating chocolate and being thin.

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Coca-Cola says it doesn't market to kids under 12. The Prevention Institute is skeptical. Here's why.

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She asked what the milk was for. I proudly told her my brand new resolution as an immigrant intent on assimilation - to learn to like milk and cheese. How one health researcher learned firsthand about the "immigrant paradox."

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