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And the Winner Is…

  • September 24, 2019

Twenty-three Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools earned a spot on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s 2019 list of America’s Healthiest Schools. Garden clubs. Family fun runs. Healthy meals and snacks. More physical activity during class time. These are just a…

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Young Child Receiving Food Assistance In Lunch Line

Tackling Root Causes of Childhood Obesity

  • July 31, 2019
Earlier this month, the Childhood Obesity Conference held its 10th biennial convening in Anaheim, California, bringing together nearly 2,000 researchers, public health professionals, policymakers, and thought leaders from across the country to share the latest learnings and opportunities for championing solutions.
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Pediatricians Tackle Chronic Absenteeism

  • July 2, 2019
Health care groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics are strengthening the conversation around education and health by recommending that pediatricians routinely ask parents about their child’s school attendance and how many days they may have missed school in the past month.
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Winners Blaze a Trail to Greater Health with Fire Up Your Feet

  • June 15, 2016
This year’s Spring Activity Challenge just wrapped up and the results are in. Several schools are walking away with cash prizes that will put them on the path to even greater success, helping them build school environments that strengthen and support opportunities for more physical activity.
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Bike-to-School Day and Helmet Safety Go Head to Head

  • May 3, 2016
Kaiser Permanente kicks off a national effort to raise awareness around bicycle and helmet safety this month. As we roll into May, it’s a great time to dust off those bicycles in your garage, give them a quick tune-up and turn your usual commute to school into something fun and healthy for the whole family. Just make sure to wear a bicycle helmet!
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Garden Lessons from Edible Schoolyard Academy Help to Sprout a Dynamic School Community

  • April 14, 2016
Each summer, to help spread the “edible education” vision to schools far beyond the Berkeley, Calif. campus, ESYP holds their annual Edible Schoolyard Academy, inviting educators, gardening enthusiasts, food service coordinators, parents and community leaders to join them for a week of training on how to create sustainable edible education programs in their schools and communities.
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The Great Elixir for Public Health: Education

  • April 6, 2016
Ingredients that go into making the “great elixir” that can support optimal health and educational outcomes require us to consider the health and well-being of all members of the school environment – students, staff and teachers. As school health champions, it’s imperative that we work to support the entire school community, all members, as one organic whole.
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