Content tagged with: obesity

Why Growing Students Really Need More Sleep

Spring forward! My least favorite Sunday morning of the year happened this week. Sure, spring is coming and the daylight will linger in the warmer temperatures, but losing that hour can be rough for an already sleep-deprived nation. But it’s even worse for our nation’s teenagers, who already get less than the recommended hours of… Read more »

6 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

heart health

If you’re like a lot of people, you might take your heart for granted. Heart health is so important, though – after all, it’s what keeps our bodies going day after day! But it’s not necessarily noticeable unless something is wrong. That’s why each of us should take steps to improve or maintain heart health… Read more »

Portion Control: Eating Healthy Means Eating the Right Amount

At the core of protecting kids from childhood obesity is teaching them to consume healthy foods and beverages. But another layer to the battle of what to eat is teaching them about healthy amounts of food. In other words – portion control. And it’s not just to prevent childhood obesity – these lessons are applicable to everyone.

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 »

School Employee Wellness

Hands down, educators are a school’s most important resource — from classroom teachers to Education Support Professionals (ESPs) to Specialized Instructional Support Personnel (SISPs) and administrators — without you, school does not exist. No matter what your role, it is essential that you take care of yourself, and that there are systems in place at… Read more »

Childhood Obesity

Did you know that more than 23 million children and adolescents in the United States—nearly one in three young people—are either obese or overweight? Over the past thirty years, the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents. If this trend continues, the current generation of young people could… Read more »

Student Physical Health

Ask anyone who works in education if healthy children learn better and the answer will be a resounding, “YES, of course!” There are numerous studies that support this simple answer, as well as a comprehensive report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that will serve as a great reference for reports, grant… Read more »