Back in June 2011, The U.S. government unveiled the “MyPlate” diagram, intended to give Americans a visual reminder for the proportions of the different components needed for healthy eating. It was an upgrade from the previous MyPyramid diagram that wasn’t Continue reading Healthy Eating Plate Is a Better Version of MyPlate and the Food Pyramid
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When it comes to physical education, it seems that Uganda is more advanced in its thinking than many North American school boards. Rather than firing PE teachers and cutting PE from school curricula, Uganda’s ministry for education has announced that Continue reading Can Physical Education Unite a War-Torn Country?
As we turn the page on another year, I can’t help but think about a tragedy that marked the end of 2009. Two young men, who had been best friends since childhood, attended a Christmas party where they consumed, as Continue reading The “Sleep It Off” Misconception
My most memorable childhood playthings weren’t factory-made. When I think back, I had the most fun swordfighting with poplar saplings, sliding down snowy slopes on cardboard boxes and playing battleships with homemade graph paper. I‘ll never forget our day-long sod Continue reading Where Are All the Soapbox Cars?
New research has revealed yet another reason why quality daily physical education is a must for all students. The study, conducted by Dr. Graham Colditz of the Washington University School of Medicine, found that exercise beginning in the teen years Continue reading Quality Daily Physical Education
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