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Active Bodies, Active Minds: +15 Summer Fun Kid Activities

Original sources: http://ilovelibraries.org/parents/play-together and http://www.readingrockets.org/article/get-ready-summer-ideas-teachers-share-families Reading Rockets has packed a “virtual beach bag” of activities for teachers to help families get ready for summer and to launch students to fun, enriching summertime experiences. Educators will find materials to download and distribute as well as ideas and resources to offer to students and parents to help ensure […]

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Summer Food, Summer Moves Resource Kit

Original source: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/summer-food-summer-moves Summer Food, Summer Moves is a fun, hands-on resource kit designed to get kids and families excited about healthy eating and physical activity during the summer months. The kit is designed for use by summer meal site operators and focuses on using music, games, art, and movement to motivate kids and families to […]

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Walkabouts — Stay Active Summer Challenge

Original source: http://info.activedinc.com/challenge To help encourage students to stay active this summer, Walkabouts has created the Stay Active! Summer Challenge. Designed for pre-K to 2nd grade students, children can complete the Summer Challenge checklist to win a Stay Active! T-shirt and a certificate of achievement. As a bonus, the elementary school with the largest number of […]

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Passport to the 2018 Winter Olympics

Original source: http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/component/content/article/39-step-3-challenges/1852-passport-2018-winter-olympicsPrepare for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games just like an Olympic athlete. Create your travel passport to PyeongChang, South Korea, pick your events, and practice for the big day. You’ve only got a few weeks! The Olympic Games start February 9th and are followed by the Paralympic Games on March 9th. Winning […]

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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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Center is Published in Spring 2013 Cub Chat Newsletter

Are you looking for budget friendly activities for your child? What does it mean to be a healthy champion for your children? Ellie Hogentogler, marketing communications specialist, answers these questions in the latest edition of the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital Cub Chat Newsletter.

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