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January 14, 2015

Not ALL School Lunches Look THAT Bad!

After posting Would You Eat These School Lunches, Peter DeWitt received many e-mails showing much better options. Patrick Floegel was one of those who wanted to show a different way to serve school food.

December 21, 2014

Would You Eat These School Lunches?

What does your child's school lunch look like? It's about time we should be saying, "Houston...we have a problem."

January 23, 2014

10 Critical Issues Facing Education

When it comes to education, there are numerous critical issues that need to be addressed in 2014, and these are ten of them.

October 23, 2012

The Weight of the Nation

The percentage of children aged 6-11 years in the United States who were obese increased from 7% in 1980 to nearly 20% in 2008. Weight of The Nation Our students don't get outside enough. When I taught second grade in a city school I brought my students outside for recess and a little girl came run...

August 21, 2012

Poverty Matters: The Obesity Epidemic

"Compared to more affluent children, Wen says, kids on Medicaid may be less likely to live in neighborhoods where they can play and exercise safely outdoors, and their caretakers are less likely to have access to supermarkets selling fresh, healthy foods" (CNN). About ten years ago I began teaching...

August 09, 2012

Healthy Steps for Healthy Lives: Fighting Childhood Obesity

If you have ever stood in a school cafeteria during lunchtime you understand that many of our students are eating unhealthy lunches. The unhealthy lunches are not just the ones they bring from home; some schools are responsible for serving food that is high in fat and sugar to students. In addition,...


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