July 7, 2017
Despite signs of progress, disparities in obesity rates persist. Over the last 3 decades, obesity rates doubled for adults and preschool children, and tripled for school-age children and adolescents. Check out a quick summary of the 9th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference.
June 30, 2017
More than 100 Fire Up Your Feet awards were distributed to participating schools in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Metro Atlanta, Maryland, Oregon, SW Washington, Washington DC, and Virginia this spring. Read about some success story highlights.
May 25, 2017
“Together, we can improve access to drinking water in schools, use local school wellness policies to improve water quality, educate families, help people pledge to drink water instead of sugary beverages and much more."
February 28, 2017
A key to improved health care for students is access. School-based health centers are where many schools' primary care and behavioral health staff collaboratively address the health needs of students. And they do it where children and adolescents spend most of their time — at school.
January 20, 2017
Physical activity was once hardwired into most children’s daily lives. They walked to and from school, ran at recess, and played outside for hours before dinner. But today, most kids lead more sedentary lives, and fewer than half get the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Use the resources and tools in this infographic to get kids moving — both during and after the school day.
January 4, 2017
Good health is an essential ingredient for student success. Healthy kids have better attendance rates and test scores and are more prepared to engage in learning. How can schools create an environment that fosters good health? The Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Kaiser Permanente recently recognized schools from across the nation that are doing just that.