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Category: Student Wellness

September 16, 2014

Recess isn’t enough: Moving more, sitting less at school

By Lindsey Bickers Bock It’s back-to-school time as kids across the country are settling into new school-year routines, which usually means adjusting to spending much more time sitting and focusing their energies to learn new skills and concepts.  Encouraging children to use their bodies and be active during the school day can have huge benefits (as this recent story on…

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June 18, 2014

GSK makes our day

We were already soaking in the wonderful happy place that our Annual Meeting creates each year.  The event is our chance to review the year and celebrate our partners' accomplishments through our Excellence Awards. We do all this in the company of 200-plus of our friends — funders, partners, prospective partners, and our award winners. One of our special celebrations this year was thanking GSK for its ten years…

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Prevention Partners GSK partnership
March 25, 2014

Building a healthier future at Partnership for a Healthier America summit

Three members of Prevention Partners’ team attended the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) Summit in Washington, DC in March 2014. Highlights from the summit included Sodexo's announcement of offering healthier school meals, Dannon reducing the sugar and fat content in yogurt, and an inspiring keynote by First Lady Michelle Obama. The Prevention Partners team attended sessions on increasing diversity, building…

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February 13, 2014

4 Success Snapshots from Zone Health Schools

SnackMaster2014: Kids Healthy Cooking Competition Nearly 100 parents, teachers, administrators, and community members from Surry County School System attended the second annual Healthy Snack Master recipe contest hosted at Rockford Elementary last November. The contest was created to challenge students in grades K-12 to create healthy snack recipes that were both creative and delicious. Along the way, students learned how…

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