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June 23, 2017
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Students build on-campus greenhouse
Students build on-campus greenhouse
Students at a middle school in Massachusetts are building a greenhouse on campus that will serve as a "micro-farm." Plans call for using food produced in the greenhouse in school meals.
The Sun (Lowell, Mass.) (6/23) 
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Bosco Makes Breakfast A Breeze
Bosco Breakfasts Sticks are a delicious grab & go that students love. An authentic baking process provides a soft, fresh-baked appeal. And they're made with the finest ingredients including real cheese and delicious fillings of home-style sauces and protein options. Click here for more information.
School Update
Food truck to make summer-meal deliveries
Students in a Kansas school district will get meals delivered this summer by a food truck, which will make four stops. The food truck is expected to serve about 4,000 youths.
WDAF-TV (Kansas City, Mo.) (6/22) 
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New breads make every sandwich exceptional.
New baked Pillsbury Breads make it simple to serve the sandwiches kids love outside school at school. Use Press-less Panini Bread for easy hot sandwiches and Pre-sliced Ciabatta Bread to turn cold sandwiches into something special.

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Nutrition & Wellness
RD: Nutrients can help fight effects of stress
It is important to deal with both big and small sources of daily stress to prevent illness and even weight gain, and certain nutrients can help, says registered dietitian Alissa Rumsey. Folate, magnesium and vitamin D can help regulate mood and emotions, Rumsey says, while omega-3 fats, probiotics, foods containing antioxidants and water intake may help the body handle stress.
U.S. News & World Report (6/21) 
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Trends & Research
Negative body image may increase substance use among adolescents
Teen girls who thought they were too fat had increased odds of alcohol and tobacco use, while boys who considered themselves too skinny or fat had a higher risk of smoking or binge drinking, respectively, than peers with a positive body image. The findings in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse also showed a higher likelihood of smoking among girls who perceived themselves as unattractive and binge drinking among girls who perceived themselves as very attractive.
Psych Central (6/22) 
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Policy Watch
What could Senate health care bill mean for schools?
The US Senate has released a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill would result in cuts to Medicaid, a change that could affect funding for students with disabilities and students in poverty, said Sasha Pudelski, assistant director of policy and advocacy at AASA, the School Superintendents Association.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (6/22),  Education Week (tiered subscription model) (6/22) 
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Education Dept. shares progress on regulation cuts
Education Dept. shares progress on regulation cuts
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has released a progress report about the department's efforts to eliminate unnecessary regulations. The progress report shows that the department is evaluating 150 regulations and 1,677 pieces of policy guidance.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (6/22) 
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SNA News
School Nutrition: The next generation and Annual National Conference 2017
Be sure to check out the June/July issue of School Nutrition. It is jam-packed with articles on #ANC17, the future of your operations (Who will lead them? Who will run them? Who should you choose?), study tips and much, much more. Plus, with the digital edition you can also use your computer to get a jumpstart on finding Ruby Reader ("What's Ruby Reading?" Contest) as you peruse our biggest issue ever.
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