Childhood obesity

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FRIDAY FOOTPRINT FLASH – Kids WILL use ‘active transport’ when it’s available!

Even though kids are far less physically active than previous generations, it’s important to realize its value is not lost on them. So, it’s not surprising that when schools increase access to different modes of ‘active transportation’ they take advantage of the opportunity. Quick poll any group of third graders and they will recite the [...]

By |2014-03-21T15:57:41-07:00March 21st, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FAMILY FOOTPRINT

Parents are THE strongest influences on a child’s physical activity habit. Whether playing catch, transporting to sport practice, or consistently messaging positive messages about activity engagement and offering encouragement, parents largely determine what activity is done, when it’s done and for how long—patterns that tend to follow across the life-span. Hey, this is great news! [...]

By |2014-03-11T23:55:15-07:00March 11th, 2014|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

FITTER KIDS ARE SMARTER KIDS – AND SCHOOLS THAT PRESERVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION ARE SMARTER SCHOOLS

Well, there you have it! After analyzing a decade’s worth of data that examined the academic performance (gpa, test scores, attendance) and aerobic fitness of hundreds of thousands of 5-7-9th graders, guess what! Researchers determined the more aerobically fit, the better the school performance. Or, more strongly messaged – fitter kids are smarter kids! How [...]

By |2013-10-19T21:53:58-07:00October 19th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments

WE ‘HAVE THE VILLAGES’ TO COMBAT CHILDHOOD OBESITY, BUT ONE PERSON CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

New data about childhood obesity intervention strengthens the evidence that has been compiling for a couple of years – comprehensive, umbrella strategies that involve the public-private and nonprofit sectors work! Said otherwise – it takes a village to combat childhood obesity, and villages are being built! New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angles and now San [...]

By |2013-10-18T23:34:57-07:00October 18th, 2013|Exercise and Motivation|0 Comments