January 13, 2017.Reading time 6 minutes.
By MyKa’La Alexander, Ilma Vikovic, and Julianne Korn, Healthy Eating and Active Living Interns The walls of Anaji Aman’s home are lined floor to ceiling with colorful posters depicting numbers, shapes, fruits and veggies, maps, animals, and the months of the year, as well as children’s artwork. There are books in many different languages and […]
July 14, 2015.Reading time less than 1 minute.
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May 22, 2015.Reading time 3 minutes.
Until recently, it was generally assumed that young children would naturally get the physical activity they need to stay healthy. But new research highlighted in this Seattle Times piece is showing that’s not the case. At the same time, evidence is showing the pay-off of doubling down on prevention in the early years including creating […]
February 11, 2015.Reading time 4 minutes.
Who plays a role in making sure kids get enough exercise each day? Parents certainly. Schools, yes—that’s why we have gym class and recess. But what about city governments? Well, it turns out that they can play a role, too. Des Moines is one city that has taken the charge head on and is seeing […]