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Penn State research informs PA report on school start times

Later school start times improve educational and health outcomes by giving students more sleep, according to a new report from the Pennsylvania Joint State Commission on School Start Times, released today (Oct. 17). Orfeu Buxton, professor of biobehavioral health at Penn State, was asked to serve on the commission’s advisory committee after conducting research that demonstrated secondary school start […]

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Keeping kids on task in school may start at home

The transition to kindergarten can be a challenge for children who have trouble paying attention, and can result in behavioral problems and poor academic achievement. A team led by researchers at Penn State is analyzing task persistence and how parents can influence it in early childhood. Task persistence — the ability to sustain effort towards […]

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Non-food rewards

How are students rewarded at your school? Celebrating success with a pizza party or handing out candy for good behavior may be tempting, but it can undermine healthy eating messages and lead to unhealthy eating habits that can continue into adulthood. We should never use food, healthy or unhealthy, to reward kids for accomplishments or […]

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USDA 2019 Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest

Original Source: https://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/2019-show-us-your-tray-photo-contest The Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest is back and we want to see how you use USDA Foods in your school meals! Inspire other foodservice professionals and submit a picture of your most creative dish. It could be a main entrée, a side dish, or even a tasty dessert. With more than […]

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Taking medicines at school

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5573fce7-3187-472c-926c-7f9e4e30b4e2#.W183NFw-dBw Sending a child to school requires planning on the part of mom and dad. There are lunches to pack, clothes to buy and homework to oversee. In some cases, there are medical needs to plan for as well. Often, kids who need medical care at school have a chronic condition, such as asthma […]

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How Children Can Manage Academic Stress

Original Source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-children-can-manage-a_b_8078198.html Have you ever heard of your allostatic load? While this term may be unfamiliar to you, it is a critical factor to consider for managing stress. In this short interview, Victor Carrion, Ph.D., a childhood development and behavioral sciences expert, explains that it is not necessarily individual cases of stress that cause us […]

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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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