Guidelines for Enjoying a Healthy Thanksgiving

November 7th, 2017

With scrumptious side dishes, tantalizing turkey, and a decadent dessert table, the Thanksgiving holiday can put a major dent in you and your children’s healthy diet. But with a few tips from our past blog posts, you can change up your turkey day tactics with food swaps and fun games. It’s the perfect recipe for […]

What the 2016 Shape of the Nation Report Says About Recess

June 6th, 2017

The latest Shape of the Nation report included a combination of recess and research. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and SHAPE America have poured vast amounts of time and energy into figuring out how our children can get the most out of recess. In the U.S., two recesses rarely look […]

Are Your Students Meeting the Physical Education Guidelines?

May 22nd, 2017

By teaching young minds the proper techniques of physical fitness, educators are better able to instill valuable knowledge that will last a lifetime. But how close are your students coming to an ideal physical education? Read on to discover the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create […]

How Much Activity Do Young Children Need?

December 6th, 2016

Physical activity is an important factor in the healthy development of children. Inadequate physical activity negatively impacts childhood development and puts children at risk to become obese, develop Type II diabetes, and cardiovascular health risks, Unfortunately, many parents underestimate the role that activity  plays in keeping children happy and healthy. According to a recent survey […]

Can Exercise Help Students to Excel Academically?

April 26th, 2016

Not only can regular workouts in the school gym or on the playground improve learning capacity, attention span, and memory, but it also works to reduce stress, and even combat the effects of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.