Category: Physical Health

Another Reason to Turn Off Kids’ TV

Marketing of unhealthy foods to kids

You already know that you should be limiting screen time for children and youth. Studies have shown that excessive media use can lead to attention problems, school difficulties, sleep and eating disorders, and obesity, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. And, there is yet another reason to limit that screen time – the marketing… Read more »

Expo Excitement to #GetNEAHealthy!

Palm Trees in Orlando at Expo

This year, I attended my first Expo before the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly as a new(ish) employee at NEA Healthy Futures. My colleagues told me all about the excitement, the energy, the passion for education – and they were right! You could feel it from the moment you stepped into the convention center in… Read more »

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Summer

Unwind this summer

Summer break isn’t just a vacation for students, it’s also a time for school employees to sit back, relax, and rejuvenate after the stressful school year. Though you have other responsibilities during the summer, it is important to remember that you need time to yourself to unwind before the school year starts up again. You… Read more »

Five Great Years of Breakfast in the Classroom

Girl eating school breakfast

A lot has happened since we joined Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom in 2010. Lots of planning, creating resources, training educators…we even changed our name from NEA Health Information Network to NEA Healthy Futures! But most importantly, we have been helping to feed more students school breakfast.