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Responsive parenting intervention results in lower BMIs through age 3

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529466/2018/08/07/research/responsive-parenting-intervention-results-lower-bmis-through-age-3?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=532351_HTML&utm_content=08-20-2018-21-14&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today By Katie Bohn An intervention designed to promote healthy growth, which taught first-time moms how to respond with age-appropriate responses to their babies’ needs, resulted in children having lower body mass indexes (BMIs) when they were 3 years old. The intervention, which began shortly after the babies’ birth, taught moms various strategies for […]

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Small changes can go far in preventing childhood obesity

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/529180/2018/07/25/medical-minute-small-changes-can-go-far-preventing-childhood-obesity?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=529223_HTML&utm_content=07-26-2018-07-35&utm_campaign=hershey%20newswire In the United States, the percentage of children and adolescents with obesity has more than tripled since 1970. Today, approximately one in five school-aged children (ages 6 to 19) is obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that figure doesn’t include children who are considered merely overweight and not obese. […]

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Regular exercise may reverse effects of sedentary living

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=95f25c41-687f-4ae5-a6be-021e03f50f0b#.W18qJVw-dBw It appears the right exercise at the right time in life can do wonders. A new study suggests that two years of regular moderate- to high-intensity activity in middle age can reverse the effects of a sedentary lifestyle on the heart. Researchers wanted to find out how exercise influences the health of middle-aged […]

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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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Take Your Parent to PE Week

September 24-28, 2018 Active Schools, a national movement to help schools provide at least 60 minutes a day of physical education and before, during and after school physical activity for all students, is sponsoring the second annual Take Your Parent to PE Week from September 24-28, 2018. Register yourself/your school to participate in Active Schools’ […]

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