Taxing Junk Food

April 16th, 2013

Although 63 percent of Americans polled said they were against a tax on junk food, some health experts are arguing that adding a tax to foods with high sugar content would improve health, reduce healthcare costs and generate revenue. Here is a look at some of our findings.

What’s so Great about Coordinated School Health?

April 8th, 2013

Obesity isn’t the only health problem plaguing students in our schools. Our students are experiencing mental health problems stemming from bullying and the need to assimilate difficult social norms; they are subjected to infectious diseases and spreading viruses like influenza and norovirus; they are engaging in risky and potentially fatal behaviors that involve drugs and […]

How to Start a Coordinated School Health Program

April 5th, 2013

American students will spend more than 14,000 hours in school between their first day of kindergarten and their last day of high school. During that time, they are learning colors, animals, numbers, and shapes; calculus, biology, world history, physics, and Shakespeare. They learn how to communicate, how to lead, how to follow, how to make […]

The Eight Components of Coordinated School Health

April 2nd, 2013

Coordinated School Health (CSH) is a strategy developed and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CSH is not a temporary fix for your school’s physical education or health department. It focuses on comprehensive, school-wide improvement of your students’ health and well-being, and it fosters an environment of learning. The CDC’s eight […]