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Physical activity : Making the case for kids moving more.

What is Physical Activity? Kids enjoying physical activity. Physical activity is any bodily exercise that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health or wellness. We think of physical activity as burning energy or calories. For health benefits, physical activity should be of moderate or vigorous intensity, according to the USDA. Some examples [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:37-07:00April 20th, 2013|Childhood Obesity Crisis, Featured Articles, Physical Activity, Recess|Comments Off on Physical activity : Making the case for kids moving more.

School Tools for Creating a Culture of Wellness

  Schools play an important role in helping children to be healthy and fit.  A fast growing body of research indicates that student wellness and academic learning go hand-in-hand.  Put simply, the benefits that can arise from proper nutrition and physical activity are a prerequisite to optimal learning and to avoiding and preventing chronic diseases. [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:38-07:00April 2nd, 2013|Featured Articles, Schools|Comments Off on School Tools for Creating a Culture of Wellness

On the Path to Playground Peace with PEP Grant

New program in school district battles bullying By Darleen Principe darleen@theacorn.com U.S. Department of PEP Education Grant Moorpark kids are learning how to keep the peace on the playground, one conflict at a time thanks to a PEP Grant. In an effort to battle bullying and teach basic conflict-resolution skills, the Moorpark Unified [...]

By |2017-12-27T14:41:38-07:00April 1st, 2013|Grants, PEP Grants|Comments Off on On the Path to Playground Peace with PEP Grant

Peaceful Playgrounds Brochures

Playground Programs Get the latest copy of our brochure featuring all three of our award-winning playground and student wellness programs. Join Schools, PTAs, Principals, Recreation Departments, Health Departments, Park Districts and others across the country in adopting these award-winning programs that reduce conflict and help kids be more active and involved. Download your own copy [...]

By |2019-06-26T11:58:53-07:00April 1st, 2013|featured posts|Comments Off on Peaceful Playgrounds Brochures