April 5, 2017
"A student who has daily physical activity will have a better chance at academic success,” said Georgia physical education teacher Teresa Wheeler. “One of my favorite quotes is, ‘Learn to play, play to learn.’”
March 31, 2017
Just five a day: That’s how many servings of fruits and vegetables physicians recommend that children eat. But if you’re dealing with a picky eater, that goal can seem unattainable. It takes time for children to adjust to the flavors and textures of new foods. So if at first you don’t succeed, keep trying.
March 17, 2017
In the last year, though, new federal regulations went into effect that help schools encourage students to make healthy food and snack choices. The rule makes sure foods offered and marketed to students during the school day have consistent nutrition standards.
February 28, 2017
1 in 3 young people experience teen dating violence. Because there are real dangers that come with being in an abusive relationship, and teens often have little experience with healthy dating relationships, adults can be instrumental sources of education, guidance and support.
January 31, 2017
Getting important messages about drugs and alcohol to students is critical to their success in school and life. But how can you get young people to hear what you have to say? Here are some hard facts to help you dispel common myths and educate the next generation about the risks that come from drug or alcohol abuse.
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 12, 2017
On Monday, January 16, people across America will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday by joining together in a day of service. Make the day meaningful for young volunteers by planning an activity that's appropriate to their skills and maturity level. They'll have fun along the way and gain an appreciation for the role they can play in making the world a better place.