Archive for Childhood Obesity

Subbing Play for Sweets in Year-End Festivities

FullSizeRenderIt’s that time of year. The end of school is near and the weeks are filled with special events and ceremonies that culminate all the hard work students have done since September. …

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National Physical Education & Sport Week

I passed a middle school softball game on my way home recently. Many of the players were carrying extra weight that seemed to be no problem at the plate, from where they …

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Obesity & Outdoor Play

I recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of obesity and outdoor play at the Let’s Move Conference in State College, Penna. The energy in the room was phenomenal, as …

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Recess – A Continuing Tradition or a Distant Memory?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines recess as time offered daily for child-directed physical activity and play. Many positive outcomes are realized when children participate in recess.

Five key

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Reasons we love play

Friday is Valentine’s Day. In honor of the day of love, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons we love play.

Unstructured outdoor play:
o Gets kids off of the …

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Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair


Thank goodness the Stormtrooper won his NEOS game, otherwise we could have all ended up on the Dark Side.

I’m a member of the Playworld Systems public relations team and I recently …

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Since the mid-1970s, obesity rates among American children have tripled. However, recent research reports indicate that we may have turned the corner. The obesity rate for low-income preschool-age children declined between …

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Make time for exercise this Easter

From peanut butter filled eggs and jellybeans to chocolate rabbits and chick-shaped marshmallows encased in brightly colored sugar, the Easter holiday is a time for both children and adults to indulge in …

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