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Fun activities can establish positive healthy lifestyle in young children

Fun activities can establish positive healthy lifestyle in young children

Inactivity and poor eating habits are two of the most important concerns surrounding childhood obesity. With these activities, you can address one of those concerns by incorporating developmentally appropriate physical activity into a child’s day for ages two through six. read more
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What a health education curriculum should look like

What a health education curriculum should look like

Comprehensive school health education is characterized by planned, sequential, developmentally appropriate, and culturally inclusive learning experiences taught by qualified trained teachers. The health education curriculum should be based on relevant health behavior theories; focus on the emotional, intellectual, physical, and social dimensions of health; provide students with exposure to diverse instructional techniques; and evaluate student achievement through a variety of assessment read more
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Georgia First To Implement The Presidential Youth Fitness Program Statewide

State’s efforts to support student physical fitness exemplifies the model of fitness education encouraged by the President’s Council read more
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Youth Physical Fitness: Ten Key Concepts

Youth Physical Fitness: Ten Key Concepts

This article discusses issues with fitness assessment and fitness education central to the new Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) and the Institute of Medicine recommendations. read more
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Fitness for Life Elementary School approach

Fitness for Life Elementary School approach

The Fitness for Life Elementary School approach supported by even more new research and is the ideal resource for Let’s Move! Active Schools. read more
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Nutrition education efforts fare better when schools choose proven programs

Nutrition education efforts fare better when schools choose proven programs

Help combat childhood obesity at your school. read more
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Do You Know Where Your Food Has Been?

We all know that eating healthy and being physically active are ways to help combat childhood obesity. In fact, many schools across the country are placing increased emphasis on offering healthier fare in their cafeterias. One of the ways they are doing this is by bringing in more fresh fruits and vegetables to encourage their students to adopt a healthier diet.   So what happens to all this effort when an article like this appears: The 10 Riskiest Foods in America: Leafy Greens Top the L read more
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Interview with Hip-Hop Health DVD authors Chris Wells and Kurtis Johnson

Interview with Hip-Hop Health DVD authors Chris Wells and Kurtis Johnson

Chris Wells and Kurtis Johnson share the background on creating Hip-Hop Health. read more
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Regular cholesterol screenings a must for adults

Regular cholesterol screenings a must for adults

Cholesterol is a serious heart disease risk factor. read more
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