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…
New educational theatre production helps bring mental health challenges that many young people deal with out into the open.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
With March being National Nutrition Month, it’s a great time to bring more attention to healthy eating habits and making sure you’re getting the right assemblage of foods throughout the day. We've got the resources to help.
We’ve gathered some collective wisdom on the subject of concentration and offer a few tips here for how to strengthen your focus so that you and your kids can not only thrive in the moment, but play the long game.