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Jul 06, 2009

National Summer Learning Day July 9, celebrate with fun learning activities

July 9 is National Summer Learning Day. This event is sponsored by the National Center for Summer Learning.I like to promote this event because it reminds all us how important it for kids to keep learning even when school is out. You may be thinking,...
Jun 15, 2009

Childhood Obesity Conference 2009 Highlights

I attended the Childhood Obesity Conference in Los Angeles, CA last week. There were over 1500 participants ranging from teachers, health care providers, pediatricians, government officials and kids health-related organizations. It was very inspirin...
Jun 01, 2009

Can Childhood Obesity be Combated by Adding More PE Classes - A New Study Says No

A new study presented at the 17th annual European Congress on Obesity is challenging the nation that adding more PE classes to school time will make a difference in childhood obesity. The study found that: kids who exercised more in school tended t...
May 27, 2009

Start Planning Your School's National Walk to School Day - Plan a Memorable Event

It may seem a little early to talk about the International Walk to School Day scheduled for October 7, 2009.  But as they say, it is never to early to start planning.This is a good opportunity to make it a fun day for the kids/families and really rais...
Apr 03, 2009

Schools still don't get A's for nutritious school lunch programs

According to a School Nutrition Dietary Assessment, school lunch programs are still not up to par when it comes to nutrition.  The Assessment evaluated 130 school districts across the United States which included 2,314 students in first through twelft...
Nov 28, 2008

Soda doesn't belong in kids school

A study just released by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior has been causing headlines like "removing soda from the schools may not make a difference in teen's consumption of soda"I am not sure what they are trying to imply with this study...
Nov 26, 2008

Idea for kids to teach younger kids about nutrition

Here's an idea for a school or an afterschool program to do. I have read about some organizations creating plays about healthy eating and daily exercise to help kids learn about nutrition in a fun, engaging way.But how about if the schools let the kids...
Nov 19, 2008

Farms to Schools- working together for healthier children

We often don't think about where food comes from. We just go to the grocery store and buy what we need. I asked my niece, she's eight, where food comes from and she said, "the store". Well, of course she said the store! She is not growing up on a farm ...
Oct 03, 2008

Celebrate "Walk to School" Day

October 8th is the national Walk to School Day. The goal is to promote family fitness by encouraging safe walking and/or riding a bicycle to school year round.Here is a CDC fact: Only 15% of students walk to school. 40 years ago 42% walked to school.We...
Oct 01, 2008

Healthy kids dance challenge

The organization Healthy Kids Challenge is promoting a national celebration of dance as a healthy activity for the entire family. Dance for Health, is an event designed to raise healthy lifestyle awareness and get kids and adults moving through dance. ...
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