New Year’s Message from SPARK Principal Dr. Jim Sallis

January 17th, 2014

Wishing you all an active, healthy, and happy 2014. I was able to attend the SPARK quarterly staff meeting in December and was pleasantly surprised at the significant accomplishments and progress. These were the most impressive learnings for me. Thousands of teachers and activity leaders were trained, bringing evidence-based physical activity programs to tens of […]

Healthy Family Habits for Every Month of the Year

January 15th, 2014

True positive change is often not drastic or sweeping. It takes time to modify your family’s lifestyle and create lasting healthy habits. SPARK creates resources for educators to teach kids the importance of physical activity and healthy eating at school, but establishing a healthy routine begins with parents at home. As you look ahead to […]

Carol M. White: A Lasting Legacy of Physical Education

January 7th, 2014

On October 21, the physical education advocacy community lost a great hero and mentor. Carol M. White was many things in her life—a teacher, a congressional aide, a wife, a mother. Though White passed at the far-too-young age of 66, her legacy will live on from the important work she did advocating for quality, standards-based […]