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Kephart invited to join Governor’s Advisory Board on Health

Governor Wolf, Secretary Dallas from the Department of Human Services and Secretary Murphy from the Department of Health have invited Donna Kephart, Director of Outreach, to join the Governor’s Advisory Board on Health. The advisory board meets with the governor quarterly to discuss healthcare related issues. This gives the Center a unique opportunity to provide […]

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New obesity weapon: kids teaching kids

When older kids teach younger children about nutrition and the benefits of exercise, the little ones seem to lose weight and gain knowledge about healthy living, Canadian researchers report. Such a program—called Healthy Buddies—was tested in Manitoba elementary schools. It helped heavy kids lose an average of half an inch off their waist and increased […]

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Five regular meals a day reduce obesity risk among adolescents

Oct. 3, 2013, Science News A regular eating pattern may protect adolescents from obesity, according to a Finnish population-based study with more than 4,000 participants. When eating five meals — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks — a day, even those with a genetic predisposition to obesity had no higher body mass index (BMI) than […]

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Kohl’s, Penn State Hershey Team Up to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

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Kohl’s grants $153,285 toward prevention and awareness initiatives The Kohl’s Healthy Champions program at Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center kicked off its 2013/2014 nutrition and physical activity awareness campaign on Aug. 8, 2013 at the Farmers Market in Hershey. To help fuel the effort, Kohl’s Department Stores presented the Children’s Hospital with a check […]

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Longer Gym Class Periods Reduce Childhood Obesity

Article from Medical Daily Requiring more time in physical education in schools is a good way to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, says a new study. More time in gym class actually does reduce the likelihood that young children will become obese, according to a new study published in the Journal of Health Economics. The […]

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NPHW: Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School

Providing a Safe Environment for Children at School Posted from American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week Healthy children learn better — that’s a fact. Research has found that students’ health affects their grades, attendance, behavior and whether they graduate. And we also know that education is one of the many social determinants that […]

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Kohl’s Cares and PRO Wellness Center team up to fight childhood obesity

Kohl’s Cares and PRO Wellness Center team up to fight childhood obesity

The Kohl’s Healthy Choices for Healthy Families program at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital has kicked off its 2012 nutrition and physical activity awareness campaign. To help fuel the effort, a representative of Kohl’s stores across central Pennsylvania presented the children’s hospital with a check for $216,250. The event was held in conjunction with the […]

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