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Vecchiarelli, Stephanie; Takayanagi, Sumiko; Neumann, Charlotte – Journal of School Health, 2006
Poor dietary habits, rising rates of overweight students, and lack of oversight of vending contracts prompted the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to develop and implement 2 of the most comprehensive nutrition policies in the country. The Healthy Beverage Resolution and Obesity Prevention Motion limit the types of and access to…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Nutrition, Dietetics, Obesity
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Galvao, Cecilia; Reis, Pedro; Freire, Sofia – Science Education International, 2008
In this paper, we present data related to how a Portuguese teacher developed the module "A big problem for Magellan: Food preservation." Students were asked to plan an investigation in order to identify which were the best food preservation methods in the XV and XVI centuries of Portuguese overseas navigation, and then establish a…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science and Society, Science Course Improvement Projects, Food Service
Council of the Great City Schools, 2008
This report describes statistical indicators developed by the Council of the Great City Schools and its member districts to measure big-city school performance on a range of operational functions in business, finance, human resources and technology. The report also presents data city-by-city on those indicators. This is the second time that…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Human Resources, School Districts