Heart-Healthy Ingredients to Pack in Your Children’s Lunchboxes

February 26th, 2014

In honor of American Heart Month, we’ve been covering some matters of the heart, including how to promote heart health in our children. Today, we’re talking about packing heart-healthy lunches to fuel their minds, bodies, and spirits all throughout the school day. Check out these 10 ingredients to rotate through your child’s lunchbox to keep […]

Tips for Heart-Healthy Children and Families

February 25th, 2014

February is American Heart Month, and we want to take some time to focus on how parents can promote their children’s heart health. When it comes to raising healthy children, efforts should start at home, with parents and other immediate family members that have so much impact on kids during their formative years. The efforts […]

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – The Benefits of Physical Activity in School (INFOGRAPHIC)

February 21st, 2014

Cutting PE out of schools is backfiring in a big way, contributing to our rampant childhood obesity epidemic and actually hindering students from top success in academic classes like science, math, and English. Children should get about an hour of physical activity per day, something that’s vital to their growing bones, joints, fascia, and muscles. […]

Teaching Children Good Sporting Behavior

February 21st, 2014

Sports teach kids many important lessons. One of those lessons is how to play hard and fair, while also being a good sport. Good sporting behavior not only teaches children how to compete without losing their composure, but it also helps them understand the importance of positive social skills. By teaching and reinforcing these values […]

How to Use SPARK Integrations

February 7th, 2014

Learn what SPARK Integrations are and how to use them! Integrations include Art, Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Nutrition, and Science, Wellness, Home, Global, and Multicultural topics.

Parent Tips: Helping Your Child Overcome PE Anxiety

February 5th, 2014

If your child experiences anxiety about PE class, you can make a huge difference—not just in their PE experience, but in their life as well—by helping them through it. Not only will your child learn to overcome fears and gain self-confidence, but they’ll get the all the benefits of PE too. After all, physical education […]