Wellness Watch


Unsafe levels of lead found in water at Mich., NJ school districts

Officials in the New Jersey and Michigan districts have responded by shutting off water supplies in some schools and transitioning to bottled water.


Md. district tests fruit, veggie bars at 3 schools

Officials say the effort allows students to choose their own produce, contributing to good habits.

Flint Community Schools has been giving its 10,000 students bottled water since September.

The program seeks to help students eat well and prepare healthy meals by educating them on nutrition, cuisine, farming and art.

Officials hope the program will encourage students to make healthy choices and try new foods.

Regions Hospital’s new cafeteria offers a build-your-own entree bar along with more fruits, vegetables and sugar-free beverage options.

Fresh Bites offers bite-sized meals that can be eaten without utensils.

West Cape May Elementary will use the funds to expand a school garden, build a winter greenhouse and add a storage shed.

Although Lancer Hospitality has added items to the foodservice program at San Antonio College, students aren’t happy about the prices.

Although food trucks on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus provide students with affordably priced foods, they are concerned about the excess waste created.