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  "Nice though not surprising > Research: integrating physical activity with classroom lessons can boost academic success http://ow.ly/4P1I1" — @HealthySchools, linking to an article on Science Daily that explained how P.E. helps improve student test scores.   Read more
May 12, 2011
 Time Magazine once dubbed him an "obesity warrior," so it seems fitting that when Dr. James Sallis took home a lifetime achievement award from the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, he received it alongside the guy who pioneered Tae Kwon... Read more
May 12, 2011
  University of Michigan research professor Lloyd Johnston has good news and bad news. The good news first: Slowly but surely, public school lunches are getting healthier, with dishes like french fries being removed from school menus in favor of fresh fruits,... Read more
  “Locating food deserts – map them and view data on communities with low access to healthy food. http:/ /1.usa.gov/jLc4KM” —@USDA_ERS, the Twitter feed of the USDA’s Economic Research Service, in a Tuesday tweet unveiling a new tool to more easily... Read more
May 5, 2011
 Chris Tamborra loves physical education — and he wants to make sure his students do as well.After nearly two decades of teaching P.E. to elementary school kids, Tamborra certainly knows the ins and outs of beloved childhood games like tag.... Read more
May 5, 2011
  Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services launched the 2011 Healthy Living Innovation Awards, a new way for the agency to find health promotion projects that show “a significant impact on the health status of a... Read more