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Disney limits junk food advertising

Disney limits junk food advertising

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

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 ... Read More»

The problem with safe playgrounds

The problem with safe playgrounds

June 1, 2012, No Comments on The problem with safe playgrounds

“The best thing a parent can give a child is the chance at a broken arm…” I can’t remember where I heard that. Or who said it. Although I thought ... 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 on Measure what you treasure; Are schools going too far in measuring student BMI?

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 ... Read More»

How to build a healthier, smarter student

How to build a healthier, smarter student

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

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 ... Read More»

Physical activity leads to better school grades

Physical activity leads to better school grades

May 30, 2012, No Comments on Physical activity leads to better school grades

This article is the first in a series of three at the Globe and Mail on children’s fitness and education. It touches on the connection between physical activity and better ... Read More»

50 things to do before you’re 12

50 things to do before you’re 12

May 24, 2012, 4 Comments on 50 things to do before you’re 12

Are your kids spending too much time indoors? The National Trust of England is taking a fresh approach to getting kids active outdoors by publishing a “bucket list” – 50 ... Read More»

Scrub baseball

Scrub baseball

May 24, 2012, No Comments on Scrub baseball

It’s baseball season and there’s no better time to get outside with a bat and ball and your kids. You don’t need to be part of a league to play. ... Read More»

The hardest job, the best job

The hardest job, the best job

May 24, 2012, No Comments on The hardest job, the best job

We know how difficult it can be to be a mom. A new commercial promoting the London 2012 Olympic Games shows us just how rewarding it can be, too. When ... Read More»

“Move more, live longer”: How other countries get the message across

“Move more, live longer”: How other countries get the message across

May 4, 2012, No Comments on “Move more, live longer”: How other countries get the message across

At Active for Life, we promote physical literacy as a path for children’s health and success, but we also believe in delivering the cold, hard facts about the crisis. It’s ... Read More»

“My Active Kid” Video Contest

“My Active Kid” Video Contest

April 26, 2012, 1 Comment on “My Active Kid” Video Contest

Kids are amazing — they play soccer, hockey, baseball, tennis, they ski, skateboard climb, run and jump. There is no end to what a healthy child can do. They are amazing ... Read More»