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School Wellness Initiative

If you were told your child is at risk for cancer, that would get your attention. If you were told your child is at risk for some sort of brain disease, that would get your attention. Well, obesity ought to be on that list. If we don't succeed in turning this epidemic around, we are going to face, for the first time in our history, a situation in which our children are going to live shorter lives than we do.

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Posted: August 15, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


Copied from the Kaboom Website, this list suggests 23 things a child should do before they turn 13.  I want to know your thoughts and if you agree.

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Posted: August 08, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


A recent study found that middle school students who are physically fit are likely to score higher on standardized tests measuring reading and math abilities.  And it doesn't stop there, the average scores went up in correlation with levels of fitness, the findings showed.

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Posted: August 07, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


That's right parents!  If you want an active child, studies say that you should be active as well.  Put down the electronics, step away from the magazines, go outside and play with your kids to ensure they're moving the recommended 60 minutes every day.

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Posted: August 03, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


Again, my friends and family have inspired a blog post.  The topic that now seems to come up all the time is breakfast.  The people around me are skipping it because they think it will help them lose weight.  WRONG!  Studies show that those that eat breakfast not only lose weight, but are better at keeping it off than their non-breakfast eating friends.

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Posted: August 01, 2012 by Melodie Griffin


Melodie Griffin

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