Health | Spark PE - Part 3
 

Reduce Screen-Time with “Screen-Time Vouchers”

December 13th, 2010

As a father, a physical educator, and a family health advocate, I know that managing children’s screen-time is a critical but often challenging aspect of family wellness. That’s why we’ve begun to develop screen-time management tools like SPARK’s Screen-Time Vouchers. We feel it’s especially timely to share this resource as we hit the holiday gift-giving […]

Healthy Eating Tip Sheets for Parents

December 13th, 2010

Guest Blog Post from our Nutrition Education Partner, Healthy Kids Challenge (HKC): Childhood obesity statistics are alarming. Our Nutrition Education Partner Healthy Kids Challenge (HKC) challenges you to go beyond a focus on the obesity problem and Take Action with simple solutions that can help improve health for ALL kids and their families. Use HKC […]

Help Your Family Have a Healthy Holiday Season

December 13th, 2010

The holiday season is here and with it come Christmas parties, New Year’s celebrations…and food, food, and more food! Not to mention that when the temperatures drop and the sunset comes early, it gets harder and harder to make sure you (and your family) are getting the exercise you need to stay healthy through the […]

Healthy Holiday Recipes

December 13th, 2010

Holiday Pudding Cups A light delicious treat which is fruitful, festive, and requires very little work. Plus it is in its own dish, so less clean up after a holiday party. Ingredients: 1pkg Philo dough (thawed) 1pkg JELLO instant vanilla pudding (regular or sugar free) Milk (for pudding) ¼ cup Pomegranate ¼ cup Strawberry (sliced) […]

More good news!

March 10th, 2010

After my excitement about the President and First Lady announcing multiple strategies for combating childhood obesity on February 9, I did not imagine the next good news would come so soon. Two weeks later, on February 24, 2010, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger held a summit on health and obesity. He was joined by Bill Clinton, […]

Remember This Date.

February 17th, 2010

February 9, 2010. Write this down; make a mental note; consider it significant. This is the date that First Lady Michelle Obama announced her “Let’s Move” initiative to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation. It was all over the news. But you may have missed another announcement that is even more significant. The President appointed […]

Q&A with Healthy Kids Challenge- Part 3

February 10th, 2010

The U.S. Surgeon General and First Lady are challenging our nation to eat healthy and get more physical activity. With all of this talk about physical activity, our partner organization Healthy Kids Challenge had a few questions for us, and we thought we’d post the answers here for our SPARK family as well. (This is […]

Q & A with Healthy Kids Challenge- Part 2

February 3rd, 2010

The U.S. Surgeon General and First Lady are challenging our nation to eat healthy and get more physical activity. With all of this talk about physical activity, our partner organization Healthy Kids Challenge had a few questions for us, and we thought we’d post the answers here for our SPARK family as well. Q: I […]

A New Role for the First Lady

February 1st, 2010

Did you watch the recent State of the Union address? During his talk, the President made a point of introducing the First Lady and announcing her as a leader in a new national campaign to combat childhood obesity. Perfect fit for Michelle, with her great arms and all! While George W. Bush was one of […]

Q&A with Healthy Kids Challenge

January 14th, 2010

January is finally here, and with it comes the usual list of well-intentioned New Years resolutions. For many of you, that means attempting to eat more nutritiously and live a healthier life, and here at SPARK we’re no different. But what about our students? Do we really believe they’re making the same healthy commitments? And […]