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Good nutrition is a smart choice

April 19, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

There are plenty of studies out there that link positive health behaviors with increased student achievement. So it follows that good nutrition is a good idea when it comes to doing well in school. Convincing your preteen to forego the French fries in favor of asparagus, however, is a totally different battle. How does a […]

‘TV diet’ gets high ratings

February 29, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

It should come as no surprise that watching too much television contributes to obesity in children. The obvious reason: Watching TV doesn’t require much physical activity beyond the thumb on the remote for channel surfing. Studies about childhood obesity also point out that kids frequently snack more when they’re in front of the tube – […]

School lunches go green and leafy

January 31, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

School lunches are getting a healthy makeover for the first time in 15 years. The changes were made in response to the childhood obesity epidemic – an estimated 30 percent of children are obese or overweight. The new rules require school food programs to: Serve larger portions of fruits and vegetables. Offer dark green and […]