Fun Winter Break Activities to Stay Fit

December 21st, 2012

Despite our mammalian heritage, humans do not hibernate. Still, during winter break it’s difficult for you and your kids to resist the urge to hunker under the covers all day and escape the cold. The weather might not permit an all-out workout routine, but if you think snow is a big downer, it’s time for […]

Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

December 18th, 2012

Thanksgiving is gone and past, which means the holiday season is creeping up. The holidays are a time for celebrating what you have with your friends, family, and other significant persons. Festivities usually center on giving gifts and, of course, eating a ton of delicious food—the latter of which can pose a big problem for […]

Holiday Message from Paul Rosengard

December 7th, 2012

Hi everybody: Happy holidays to you and yours from SPARK! Hard to believe it’s nearly the end of 2012.  Whether you are a preschool teacher, an after school youth leader, a physical education specialist, classroom teacher, or administrator, we know how hard you worked every day this year for your students. SPARK has been busy […]

Physical Education Grants for December

December 6th, 2012

Fuel Up to Play 60 National Dairy Council and the National Football League Funding is available to K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60. The competitive, nationwide funding program can help your school jumpstart and sustain healthy nutrition and physical activity improvements. Funds can be used to conduct in-school promotions focused on creating […]

Top 3 fitness items on our holiday gift list for 2012…

December 6th, 2012

Looking for the perfect gift for that “active” person/people in your life? Ellen Ormsby, SPARK’s East Coast Program Representative, marathon runner and all-around fitness expert, shares the top 3 “fitness” items on her holiday gift list: Polar Active Monitor Watch: Monitor instantly records movement and groups it into one of five activity zones. Provides instant […]

Holiday 1-Minute Challenge Activities

December 6th, 2012

Here are three Holiday 1-Minute Challenges (think – Minute To Win It) for December to get your little elves moving with holiday cheer. Enjoy! Holiday Star Popper 1-Minute Challenge (Grades K-6) Snowball Hoop Blaster 1-Minute Challenge (Grades K-6) Christmas Tree Farmer Fun 1-Minute Challenge (Grades K-6)

Holiday Present: 10% Off PE Equipment & Free Shipping!

December 6th, 2012

Use promo code “049HOLIDAY” to receive 10% off and free shipping for any physical education equipment available in SPARKstore… Click Here to start shopping! Promo Code Details: Promo Code is “049HOLIDAY” Promo code can be used from: 12/09/12 – 12/31/2012 Promo code only valid on purchases made through SPARKstore Free shipping does not apply to […]

Healthy Holiday Recipe from HKC

December 6th, 2012

Our partners at Healthy Kids Challenge have shared one of their favorite healthy holiday recipes with us, so we’re sharing it with you! It may not seem like a traditional holiday dish, the red & green colors keep this dish festive… and it’s always good to mix things up a bit. Enjoy! Chicken Milano “Store-bought […]