Physical Education and Parent Involvement

August 23rd, 2010

Parents play a vital role in the health of their children and can strongly influence the choices they make at school. Making good choices regarding physical activity and nutritious food leads to improved student health — and healthier students are better learners. So encourage the parents of your students to play an active role in […]

SPARK on the Move

August 20th, 2010

The First Lady’s Let’s Move! program strives to increase opportunities for kids to be physically active, both in and out of school and create new opportunities for families to be moving together. The Lets Move! website has posted the following: Active Families: Building in a few minutes of activity periodically during the day keeps energy […]

Coordinated School Health- Motivation for Change

August 18th, 2010

SPARK recently completed a 2-year research study in Louisville, KY for our Coordinated School Health Initiative. Coordinated School Health is an approach to school health that improves students’ health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, schools, and communities working together. The SPARK research study was designed to pilot our programs and […]

Child Obesity Research Studies and Facts

August 3rd, 2010

In February of this year, First Lady Michelle Obama presented her ambitious Let’s Move campaign to battle the terrifying childhood obesity epidemic. Lady Obama was inspired not only from her family and children’s lifestyle, but also by some startling obesity statistics that have been gathered by medical researchers over the past thirty years. A child […]