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June 01, 2012
A new campaign from the National Summer Learning Association is aiming to increase the profile of summer-learning groups in the fight against obesity.
January 11, 2012
The Ohio Afterschool Network and the Ohio health department have teamed up on a guide on how best to incorporate physical activity into after-school programs to curb childhood-obesity rates. These activities should not look like your typical dodgeball game, the report says. Instead, the guide inc...
December 14, 2010
The new law also paves "the way for an additional 21 million meals" to be served each year to at-risk children in after-school programs, according to Vilsack's office.
May 12, 2010
Sometimes, I'm amazed by the sheer volume of federal programs with an after-school angle. Take, for instance, the National Institutes of Health's "We Can!" campaign to help 8- to 13-year-olds stay at a healthy weight. "We Can," it seems, stands for "Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition."...