Content tagged "physical activity"

Mooga: Cow Inspired Yoga

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The Dairy Council of Florida has developed Mooga, cow inspired yoga, as an interactive activity that helps strengthen bones and teach about the health...

Waiting in the Lunch line: It Doesn’t Have to be Wasted Time

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

Fidgety, distracted, bored: these adjectives are synonymous with waiting in line. Add hunger and consider that those in line are young children in a lunch...

Shared Use Agreements: Breaking Down Barriers to Child Physical Activity

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: December 23, 2016

The childhood obesity epidemic has captured the attention of several school districts across the country. Recently, limited recess time and access to...

Easy, Healthy Classroom Birthday Celebrations That Parents and Kids Will Love!

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

A child’s birthday is a wonderful reason to celebrate!  Very often, a child will have multiple birthday parties/celebrations: at home with family, at a park...

Tips to Create Healthier School Environments

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

It is clear that schools can serve as a great venue to encourage healthy eating and physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

Summer Health Resources for Parents and Families

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: August 17, 2016

During the summer months, kids put the thought of school on the back burner, but the same doesn’t have to go for eating smart and staying active! The USDA’s...

GO – GO in 2016: Use Routines and Simple Actions to Build a Moving Classroom

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 29, 2016

Physical activity is one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Activity increases our energy level, engages the brain, and can be a ton of fun. So why...

Using School Gardens to Promote Children’s Physical Activity and Fitness

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: March 01, 2016

Encouraging healthy food choices, nutrition, and wellness among school children can extend beyond the classroom or the school cafeteria. School gardens are a...

Keeping Children Active Indoors

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Child care providers often dread those days when the weather is bad and the children can’t get outdoors to play. But children need to have active times every...

Developmentally Appropriate Ways to Teach Fitness to Young Children in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 26, 2015

It seems like young children in a child care program are always in motion. You’d think that most children are active enough to keep themselves fit, but...

Take 10 - A Caregiver Exercise Program

Family Caregiving Updated: September 23, 2015

The Surgeon General advises at least two and a half hours of aerobic (meaning with Oxygen) exercise each week. Ten minutes a day is a good place to start....

Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Ensuring that children grow and thrive is an essential part of the child care provider's job. Feeding infants appropriately, serving well-balanced meals and...

Helping Children in Child Care Be Physically Active

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Eating healthy is only one way child care providers can help children maintain a healthy weight. Physical activity is also important. According to Shape...

Active Play in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Regular physical activity is important for everyone, but it is especially important for young children. Child care providers can be positive role models as...

Play Activities to Encourage Motor Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

Play is crucial to the development of children's gross and fine motor skills. Through play, children practice and perfect control and coordination of large...

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