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Volume 1 Issue 2 2015 Highmark Foundation Corner | December 2015 EDUCATING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF CREATING HEALTHY HABITS The incidence of obesity among children is staggering. During the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in this country is overweight or obese. These […]

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Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski to Head Pro Wellness Center

Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center has announced that Dr. Jennifer Kraschnewski will serve as its newly appointed executive director effective November 1. As executive director of the center, Kraschnewski will oversee an organization that collaborates with schools, communities and like-minded organizations on projects related to promoting nutrition and physical activity behaviors as well as […]

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PRO Wellness Center’s BMI screening letter available on PA Department of Health website

As children across the commonwealth embark on another school year, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is providing schools with a revised body mass index (BMI) screening letter developed and tested by Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center. The department’s website links to the letter as a suggested template for school districts statewide. The individualized screening […]

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Physically Active Kids See Fewer Fractures

original source: http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ASBMR/54051?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-10-13&eun=g846120d0r SEATTLE — Increased physical activity among children throughout the first 8 years of school sharply decreased their overall risk of fracture, a Swedish study found. In one school in the city of Malmo where children had 40 minutes per day of moderate physical activity, the risk ratio for fracture after 8 years was […]

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A Dynamic Duo: Combining a Good Night’s Sleep with a Nutritious Breakfast

  It’s mid-morning. Mom receives an email from Kayla’s second period math teacher. He observed Kayla daydreaming while taking a major test; she was very irritable when he mentioned it to her. She was also sent to the nurse’s office complaining of an upset stomach. Mom sighs, “Kayla had a soccer game last evening and […]

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Brownbagging it: The tasty and nutritious way

Help your children pack healthful school lunches—that they’ll actually eat. Your child’s sack lunch may come in a drab, brown bag, but that doesn’t mean it has to be dull. Bag lunches can be flavorful, varied and—above all—nutritious. Parents and children just need to put some imagination into packing them, says Amy Jamieson-Petonic, a registered […]

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PRO Wellness Center offers an online healthy recipe and cooking video library for kids

PRO Wellness Center offers an online healthy recipe and cooking video library for kids

The Kohl’s Healthy Champions Program at Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center recently launched a web-based kids’ cooking video and recipe library to promote healthy eating for children and families. Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center has licensed Cook eKitchen™ recipes and articles from Baldwin Publishing to spread the word that healthy eating starts at home. The online […]

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