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February 28, 2013

Volunteering Can Help Reduce Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Adolescents, Study Says

A new study found that volunteering can help reduce cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents.

June 01, 2012

As Summer Nears, a Unified Anti-Obesity Campaign Emerges

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

Choosing Alternatives to Dodgeball for After School

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

Nutrition Bill Will Impact After-School Programs

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

Promoting Healthy Eating After School

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."...



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