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More than Muffins and Milk Kickstart Students’ Success with Breakfast After the Bell

As former teachers, we know the importance of caring for each and every one of our students. But what happens when some kids don’t have access to the same essential elements as others? Read More...

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Managing Food Allergies Requires a Comprehensive Approach

Food allergy management is a hot topic in many school districts each year, but myths and misinformation can make food allergy management even more of a challenge.  Read More...

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3 TIPS TO BECOME ONE OF AMERICA'S HEALTHIEST SCHOOLS

As educators, it’s our responsibility to ensure students reach their full potential—in school and in life. At Robert C. Hatch High School, we strive to create a challenging learning environment that ... Read More...

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FOOTBALL IN THE SOUTH THE CULTURE AND THE RISKS

Football fever runs deep in the South —  from high school to the NFL. Alabama to Florida, to Georgia and the Carolinas, the Gulf States, Tennessee and Kentucky, and onto the Virginias, this national ... Read More...

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NUTRITION and the STUDENT ATHLETE A Q&A WITH SPORTS NUTRITIONIST MARIE SPANO

While we know proper physical care, coaching, and training are very important for the student athlete, proper nutrition is just as important to the longevity and vitality of an athlete’s performance.... Read More...

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THE POWER OF SCHOOL MEALS TO FIGHT HUNGER

All too often when people think about childhood hunger, they don’t think about its prevalence right here in the U.S. But in fact, one in six American children live in households that struggle to put ... Read More...

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The Truth About Dairy and Strong Bones

Dairy foods play an important role in children’s growth and development in many ways, but one of the most important is developing strong and healthy bones. The adage “drink milk for strong bones” is ... Read More...

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Keeping our Girls Healthy

I grew up in the 70s and when I was eight I joined Little League to play baseball — with the boys. It was a big deal at the time, but not to me since I loved playing the game and my sister was my rol... Read More...

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3 Stress Free Tips for the Beginning of the School Year

The beginning of the school year brings excitement and stress for both teachers and students. It’s a new year with new students and probably new processes and procedures. To help reduce stress i... Read More...

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The Role Nutrition Plays in Fitness for Students

In this high tech world, necessary activities such as gym class and playing outside are disregarded for video games and computer time. Cheap and convenient fast food and sugary snacks are abundant at... Read More...

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PRO-TEENS WHAT IS BEST FOR TEENS WHEN IT COMES TO SPORTS, NUTRITION, SUPPLEMENTS AND TRAINING?

Active teenagers are increasingly focused on their weight, physique, athletic ability and body image. While this could be considered a step in the right direction for cultivating a healthier generati... Read More...

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The Link Between Nutrition & Substance Abuse In Teens

Substance abuse and relapse into substance abuse and addiction has become more prevalent in the younger teen, school aged children.  Read More...

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HEROIN USE PREVENTION MORE THAN JUST SAYING NO

Heroin use in our society today has reached considerable numbers.  In 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released figures indicating a 63 percent increase in heroin use w... Read More...

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THE SILENT EPIDEMIC AFFECTING YOUR STUDENTS

Do you know what is the most prevalent chronic illness among children in the U.S.? Diabetes? Obesity? Asthma? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the number one chronic ... Read More...

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WORRIED SICK COPING WITH TEST ANXIETY

I’m in ninth grade. I’m taking a make-up history test: a one-question exam. Panicked thoughts race through my mind: “Only one question! And I don’t know how to answer it. Where do I start? This makes... Read More...

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