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Disney limits junk food advertising

Disney limits junk food advertising
June 11, 2012 No Comments »

Children’s television just got a little healthier. Walt Disney Company will limit junk food advertising on the Disney Channel starting 2015, they announced this past Monday. “We want parents to know that the food products that we license and the ... Read More »

Measure what you treasure; Are schools going too far in measuring student BMI?

Measure what you treasure; Are schools going too far in measuring student BMI?
May 31, 2012 No Comments »

When I am not working at Active for Life, I am an “human and organizational performance consultant”. It’s a long title. What it means is that people and organizations hire me to help them succeed. For 25 years, I’ve worked ... Read More »

How to build a healthier, smarter student

How to build a healthier, smarter student
May 31, 2012 No Comments »

This article is the second in a series of three at the Globe and Mail looking at children’s fitness and education. It poses the question “Are physically active kids better learners?” and discusses the state of physical education within the ... Read More »

move more, live longer

move more, live longer
March 30, 2012 4 Comments »

As parents, we’ve heard the expert’s opinion that because of poor life habits, today’s children may not live as long as their parents. This hasn’t been the case since medieval times. Last June, we launched the Active for Life campaign ... Read More »