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Make-Your-Own Pizza Party

Whether it’s a party for just you and your child or you invite friends and families over, a make-your-own pizza party is a great way to celebrate an occasion or even create one yourself. What the children don’t know is that it’s a learning experience, too! We have a friend who hosts a pizza party every year, and it’s so much fun. Supplies are

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of our favorite picture books is The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. In the story, the caterpillar comes out of his egg and is very hungry. He eats and eats and eats until he makes a cocoon – later to emerge as a beautiful butterfly. And what does he eat? He starts off with an apple, then goes through pears, plums, strawberries,

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A New Class For a New Change – Physical Education Course

With obesity on the rise in many states, Roger Rodriguez, physical education and health coordinator for the San Antonio Independent School District, decided to do something about it. After viewing results of Fitnessgrams, yearly assessments of weight and fitness required by Texas students in grades 3 through 12 he knew something had to be done. Jen Ohlson, of Interactive asked Rodriguez if she could

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No More Junk? – Junk Food Ban in Schools

Doughnuts, chocolate bars and potato chips. These indulgences should be just that, indulgences. Unfortunately, for the more than 30 million children who eat school lunches and breakfasts, these are the types of foods that our kids are eating. These are also the types of foods that on a daily basis are interfering with their performance. Research has shown that placing a ban on junk

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Snack on This! – Afterschool Recipes

When kids get home from school, sometimes all they can think about is candy, cake and cookies. There are so many fun and healthier options for after school snacks. You can make cooking easy and fun! Here are some ideas that will be fun for children to make, and eat! Ants on a Log Ingredients: Peanut Butter (or light cream cheese if students have

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Get Your Afterschool Program into Shape!

When kids are home from school, sometimes all they want to do is eat junk food and lounge around in front of the television. The folks over at CANFIT who are firm believers in improving the health of today’s youth, have come up with a great resource for anyone in charge of children in afterschool programs. The 99 Ways Toolkit is free to download.

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