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 »
Category: Physical Health
Since summer is in full swing, it’s easy for all of us to muse about children and play, and celebrate its importance. There’s more time at hand — less to do, fewer places to be.
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 »
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 »
Mud pies. Gardening. Digging for buried treasure. Puddle jumping. Burying a time capsule in the backyard. None of these opportunities should be missed in the span of a young life. There are a thousand ways that dirt is not only good — it’s FANTASTIC.
Well, we’re not playing. It’s time to get serious about your health. Men’s health issues significantly influence everyone around them, including their family, friends, and co-workers.
We all know getting outside is good for us – it gives us a chance to unplug, connect with our surroundings and nature, and get some much-needed vitamin D from the sun. Of course, that very same sun can have some really detrimental effects on our health if we aren’t careful.
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.