Health & Wellness


As we venture even farther into the 21st century, we continue to understand the connection between a healthy, active child and his or her ability to learn. 21st Century Learning advises us to take a holistic approach to learning. You simply can’t separate the body and the mind. That’s why we present a wide array of articles and resources on physical education, nutrition and wellness.

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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