9 Ways to Combat Childhood Obesity

What is obesity? Obesity in children and adults is a measurement linked to body mass index (BMI). An overweight child or young person has a BMI at or above the 85th percentile and below the 95th percentile for children and young people of the same age and gender. An...

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Engage, Empower, & Equip Students Through Fuel Up to Play 60

Guest Blog Post by Lauren Izzo, Director, Programs and Partnerships, GENYOUth, Lauren.izzo@genyouthnow.org I grew up in a suburb of New York City in which everyone, and I mean everyone, played at least one sport year-round. It was said every baby born at North Shore...

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Kick Off Your School Year with a 100-Mile Goal

Guest Blog Post by BJ Walker, National Program Manager, 100 Mile Club bjwalker@100mileclub.com As an educator, starting a school year is exciting and full of endless possibilities for your students and yourself. How will this year be different? How will it be better?...

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Stay Active! Summer Challenge

To help your child stay active this summer, Walkabouts is launching our second annual Stay Active! Summer Challenge for pre-K to 2nd grade students! The idea is simple – we’ve created an activity tracker for children to complete for 10 weeks during the summer. Print...

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How Furniture Can Affect Learning

Educators are beginning to show more interest in furniture and how classroom setup may impact learning. In some schools, traditional individual desks have been replaced with rectangular tables and chairs. In other schools, teachers are introducing non-traditional...

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The Importance of Unstructured Playtime

How much recess is too much? When planning the school year, many school administrators struggle with optimizing the school schedule. While teachers need enough time to teach the required curriculum, active time such as the unstructured playtime of recess and physical...

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Real-World Walkabout: Quiz, Quiz, Trade

This Real-World Walkabout asks students to move around the classroom and quiz each other on vocabulary words that have previously been covered in class. Quiz, Quiz, Trade is a fantastic game for reviewing any type of material and can even be adjusted to focus on a...

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Active Learning and ADHD

In a previous post on the executive function hypothesis, we highlighted the executive function of the brain and how ADHD is essentially a deficit disorder of that function. However, when ADD or ADHD is diagnosed early, teachers and caretakers can help children develop...

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Is Technology Beneficial for My Classroom?

When evaluating whether to use technology in the classroom, educators should ask, “Will this tech benefit my students and me?” The driving factor behind any decision to use technology in the classroom should hinge upon the answer to that question. For many teachers,...

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Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

Have you heard of CDC Healthy Schools? It’s a branch of the CDC that works with states, school systems, communities, and national partners to prevent chronic disease and promote the health and well-being of children and adolescents in schools. Their framework, called...

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