Tag: children

Restaurants helping combat obesity, or are they?

Restaurants to offer more-healthful fare for kids It’s something but is it really enough? Nineteen chains — including Burger King, Denny’s, IHOP, Chili’s, Friendly’s, Chevy’s and El Pollo Loco — have agreed to participate in the Kids Live Well initiative as worries increase about the more »

Schools implement fitness boot camp for kids

Schools implement fitness boot camp for kids. Canadians are on the right track here! Fitness should be fun for kids and a lifelong endeavor! Many students in Edmonton are now taking part in a new fitness boot camp program designed specifically for kids.It’s called No more »

Not Even Kids on Sports Teams Get Enough Exercise

Not Even Kids on Sports Teams Get Enough Exercise So relying on your child’s sports team to ensure they get enough exercise may guarantee that they are getting in their 60 mins of activity because of instruction time! We parents just can’t win! What are more »

Obese Children’s Arteries Show Signs of Heart Disease

Obese Children’s Arteries Show Signs of Heart Disease. The hazards of being an obese child go beyond schoolyard teasing or being picked last in gym. The arteries of obese children exhibit a stiffness normally found in adults with heart disease, according to a new study more »

Childhood Nutrition a Serious Issue in Schools

Childhood Nutrition a Serious Issue in Schools | Fresh Healthy Vending. Childhood nutrition plays a very big role in a child’s well being physically, emotionally, mentally and socially. A child who is not properly nourished can have difficulties in focusing with his/her academic performance in more »

Childhood Obesity in AZ

Here & Now: Childhood Obesity in AZ Here and Now talked to Janet Foote and Beth Jacobs, both from the College of Public health at the University of Arizona, about the increase of childhood obesity and what can be to to improve the health of more »

Too Fat For 15 Documentary

Too Fat For 15? – iVillage. Have you seen this documentary Too Fat for 15? Some friends at lunch today were telling me they watched the first episode and how disturbing it was to see these kids struggle. It follows kids at a weight loss more »

Great American Backyard Campout

National Wildlife Federation: Great American Backyard Campout – Home. Join National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Backyard Campout®. Create lasting memories by connecting with family and friends in the great outdoors. It’s something simple you can do to promote happier, healthier children.

Was this written by Scotty?

Thanks to my sister, Connie for sending me the article.post below from MSNBC. My family knows the high regard Star Wars has in my home. When I first met Scotty, it was something that everyone knew about Scotty – he liked Star Wars. I wouldn’t more »

Local boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day

A very sweet story to share… Living | Local boy with cancer turns into a superhero for a day | Seattle Times Newspaper. Erik, who is living with liver cancer, has always wanted to be a superhero. On Thursday, the regional chapter of the Make-A-Wish more »