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Schools Can Become Healthier Quickly; Roosevelt Did

Nancy Brown | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Cupcakes. Every single day during Paula Reynolds' first few weeks as a physical education teacher at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Indio, Ca...

Combating Latino Health Disparities Through Nutrition Education & Cooking

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Social determinants of health (SDOH), as identified by the CDC, are conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes.

L.A. School Is Having Fun... and Getting Healthy

Nancy Brown | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In February, PE teacher Hicxell Wester went to a meeting about a new program to help her middle-schoolers get healthier bracing for the usual drill. ...

As Bill Clinton Says, 'Our Kids Deserve the Best Start in Life We Can Give Them'

Nancy Brown | Posted 11.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Every fall, top schools are honored at an event that showcases just how much of a difference they're making. The Alliance's highest recognition is the Gold National Healthy Schools Award and, prior to this year, only six schools had earned it.

This February, America Went Red in Fight Vs. Heart Disease in Women

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Our work against heart disease continues. While we appreciate and enjoy the added attention in February, I look forward to continuing our discussion on this vital area the rest of the year, too.

Helping the Next Generation Become a Healthy One

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Just like attitudes and laws surrounding tobacco products evolved over decades, so will campaigns aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. The progress with sodas in schools shows it can be done.

Psyched Out by McDonald's: The Psychological Phenomena Behind McDonald's Latest Commitment to Health

Sonya Bentovich | Posted 12.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonya Bentovich

Hold your applause for fast food giants like McDonald's -- call them out on their ineffective commitments and hold them to a higher standard.

What's the Real School Lunch News? 31+ Million American Children Get More Vegetables Every Day

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

Where have these school lunch critics been? Clearly not dining in the districts that are featuring produce from schools gardens -- and school farms.

Academic Fuel for Performance -- From Mushy-Brain to Einstein Syndrome

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

It's finally becoming normal to recognize that poor food choices lead to the current obesity epidemic and mushy-brain syndrome. Groups like Alliance for a Healthier Generation lead the movement on this and with great results to show for it.

BMI Report Cards: More Harm Than Good?

Dayle Hayes, MS, RD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Parents
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD

If expending limited school resources on BMI notifications is unnecessary, likely ineffective and may cause harm, what can parents do?

Emily Heinz Bina

Facebook Game 'WeTopia' Allows Players To Donate To Charity | Emily Heinz Bina | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact

Facebook gamers addicted to racking up coins, points, jewels, crops and the like can now do more than earn bragging rights -- and fill up your news fe...

Bill Clinton's Advice to Post50s: 'Get In Shape'

Examiner | Posted 12.17.2011 | Fifty

Bill Clinton, the first Baby Boomers president, had some advice the other day for his fellow cohorts: Get in shape....

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Latino Childhood Obesity: Is There A Solution? | Cindy Y. Rodriguez | Posted 11.16.2011 | Latino Voices

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and organizations such as the National Council of La Raza, the Leadership for Healthy Communi...

Heralding What's New In Movies, ShoWest Opens In Las Vegas

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

ShoWest opened today in Las Vegas. This is the trade show of the the National Association of Theatre Owners and more than 2,500 people convened today in Las Vegas to see what's new in the industry.

Nourishing Healthy Children With a Dash of Creativity and Determination

Susan Dell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Dell

Millions of kids are shortening their life expectancy every day with fast foods, sugar and the lure of video games and TV. I believe there is nothing more important than giving our children the gift of wellness.

The Role Of Private Citizens In Service And Giving

Bruce R. Lindsey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce R. Lindsey

As President Clinton often says, intelligence, ability, and aspiration are evenly distributed across societies -- organization, investment, and opportunity are not.