SPARK & GenMove Team-Up To Move Generations to Better Health!

September 14th, 2011

SPARK is proud to announce a partnership with GenMove, a fellow movement and health education solutions provider out of Charleston, South Carolina. GenMove, now a SPARK “Recommended Resource”, was developed by the creators of Socci, the multi-sport system used by youth in schools, adapted PE, after-school programs, and early childhood education since 2005. This partnership […]

Race to the Top- Early Learning Challenge grants available to states

September 13th, 2011

States: Apply for the RTT-ELC funding The Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Fund (RTT-ELC) grant competition will focus on improving early learning and development programs for young children by supporting States’ efforts to: Increase the number and percentage of low-income and disadvantaged children in each age group of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who […]

Healthier Fast Food Options

September 5th, 2011

Ten years ago someone would have looked at you crazy if you mentioned a healthy fast food option. Today, fast food chains need to offer a healthy choice if they want to compete for the business of health-conscious families. In many places, restaurants are required to list the ingredients and nutritional value of each menu […]

How Has the Childhood Obesity Rate Changed in the Last 30 Years?

September 1st, 2011

Child obesity is a modern-day epidemic. The last 30 years have been especially devastating as the percentage of obese children skyrocketed to more than double what it was in the 80s. Thousands of non-profits, communities, schools, and political leaders have taken notice and started working to reverse the damage; but it is no easy feat—America’s […]