Help Us Set Strong Standards for Early Care in Massachusetts
Did you know that 60% of kids under the age of 6 spend the majority of their time in early childhood programs? Sadly these environments lack standards that help childcare providers and parents emphasize the important things for kids in these early developmental years: nutrition, physical activity, and limited screen time.
NYC Education Department Releases PE Report!
For Kids, What is Ideal Heart Health?
The road to cardiovascular disease begins in childhood, and it’s a road many American children are on, based on a new report from the American Heart Association that indicates very few kids meet all the criteria for ideal heart health.
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The Jig is Up on Added Sugar
ICYMI - which means "in case you missed it" ... new scientific evidence reveals the dangers of too much sugar for our kids. New recommendations by the American Heart Association are as follows: Experts recommend that children ages 2-18 consumer less than 6 teaspoons of added sugar per day. Also recommended is limiting sugary beverage consumption to no more than one 8 ounce serving per week. The recommendations also advise that children under the age of two should not consumer any foods and beverages with added sugars.
Where in NC is PE?
When my granddaughter started elementary school, she had physical education (PE) class twice per week. At that time, we were disappointed that it wasn't every day. By the time she was in fifth grade, PE was only offered about twice per month. In her words, "How is that enough? I thought we needed PE every day!"
The Movement for Healthy Boulder Kids Continues!
Every child in Oregon deserves a safe route to school
It's Back to School Season
Back-to-School Already? Will You Continue to Support Healthy School Lunches?
August in Arizona brings out the school uniforms, book bags, back packs, and school supplies. Each year we all get lists of what kinds of pencils, crayons, and notebooks to send with our kids to school. But what about the food that we send with them, or the food that is offered to them as part of the School Lunch and Breakfast Program? We are lucky in Arizona that we have a very strong School Lunch and Breakfast program that meets National Nutrition guidelines.
Staying Active in the Heat of Summer
If you’re like me, summer is the best time of the year. Ample sunshine, longer days, vacations, sporting and music events galore, what’s not to love about summer? But now that we’ve hit August, being active in the sweltering heat can be more challenging.