ActivEd Blog

How Can Yoga Benefit Students?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 18, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Students at Weddington Middle School in Matthews, NC are starting off some school days with yoga. According to the article, "It’s called 'Moga,' or middle school yoga. Students practice breathing, relaxation, even meditation."

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Topics: Student Health, healthy choices, yoga, middle school

Bringing Healthy Foods into Schools

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 11, 2017 11:10:00 AM

The New York Times article Reading, Math and Sushi: 
Cooking as a Health Lesson describes a successful nonprofit program that reaches 50,000 children in four states. The Wellness in Schools program "which aims to teach public school students about healthful eating and fitness, partners with chefs . . . to develop nutritious recipes children are excited about trying. . . .The goal is not to try to make kids eat food that they won’t like but to make things they already like healthier, and to instill an interest in cooking fresh, healthy food that carries over to the way the children eat at home.

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Topics: healthy choices

What Happens When Young Children Are Forced to Sit Still?

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Apr 4, 2017 7:15:00 AM

A recent Washington Post article delves into the consequences of children sitting still for too long—whether in the classroom, while traveling from one place to the other after school, or at home. From the article: 

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Topics: Kinesthetic Learning, move to learn, physical activity

Funding Walkabouts through PledgeCents

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 28, 2017 7:05:00 AM

Did you know you can fund your Walkabouts purchase through an online fundraising platform?

PledgeCents, a crowdsourcing fundraising organization, helps pre-K through 12th grade teachers raise funds to implement programs in districts across the United States. 

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Topics: Walkabouts, funding, PledgeCents

School Wellness Programs

Posted by Jennifer Weaver-Spencer on Mar 21, 2017 7:05:00 AM

 Does your district or school have a wellness program? School employees in many districts across the country enjoy these programs that include things such as telemedicine service, tobacco cessation programs, disease management information, healthy aging classes, basketball leagues, running and walking clubs, and even financial management classes.

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Topics: Walkabouts, physical activity, healthy choices, wellness programs

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Walkabouts are online adventures that transform math, language arts, and reading fundamentals into standards-based, movement-rich lessons for Pre-K through second grade students. At ActivEd, we know that kids learn more, are more engaged, and are healthier when they are active both in and out of the classroom. 

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