Asthma and Childhood Obesity [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 20th, 2015

Many of us are aware that childhood obesity puts our children at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart complications – but did you know that childhood obesity is linked to asthma as well?

[Infographic] Tackling Diabetes Is No Piece of Cake

June 4th, 2015

Facts and statistics about obesity and type 2 diabetes among youth.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] SPARK 25 Years of Success! Countering Childhood Obesity Since 1989

June 16th, 2014

For 25 years, SPARK has made it our commitment to reduce childhood obesity. Follow us on our journey back to where it all began. Without you, this wouldn’t be possible, so thank you for all the support you have provided to help us achieve our dreams! Share This Infographic On Your Site Please include attribution […]

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 […]

4 Ways to Avoid Halloween Candy Overload

October 24th, 2013

With Halloween just a week away, kids and parents are gearing up for the spooky festivities and sugary gorge-fest. It’s not only children who become increasingly excited as the end of October looms near—retailers and manufactures are also preparing for a big Halloween sales. The National Retail Federation estimates total Halloween spending in the U.S. […]

The Top 5 Worst Kids’ Lunch Foods

May 30th, 2013

Whether it’s the ingredients, labeling, or nutritional value, learn why each of the popular kids’ foods listed below actually cause more harm than help in fighting childhood obesity.

Thoughts on Classroom Management from a Seasoned PE Teacher

August 24th, 2011

This last Wednesday we hosted a webinar on Classroom Management Strategies for Physical Education (if you didn’t watch it Click Here to view the recording) and had over 700 people participate. One of the great things about sharing strategies and techniques with so many passionate educators is that we sometimes hear back from other teachers […]

Healthy People 2020 RFP: New Funding Available to Non-Profits

July 6th, 2011

New Funding Available to Non-Profits Working to Promote Improved Health at a Community Level! Healthy People 2020 Community Innovations Project Request for Proposal Summary: The purpose of this RFP is to solicit community-level projects that use Healthy People 2020 overarching goals, topic areas and objectives to promote improved heath at a community level. Funding is […]

Awards and Rewards for a Lifetime of Achievement

July 6th, 2011

On May 10, 2011, I met a Super Bowl MVP and an Olympic gold medalist–in the same day.  That was a first for me, and these were only some of the sports celebrities gathered in a spectacular chamber in a US Senate Office Building.  The occasion was even more special because I was presented a […]

National Childhood Obesity Facts, Figures and a Solution to End the Epidemic

June 8th, 2011

Childhood obesity is a major concern in the United States. Over the past few decades there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children suffering from obesity. Kids are staying indoors more with limited physical activity and increased caloric consumption, resulting in a nationwide epidemic of obesity in our children. There are hundreds […]