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To our loyal blog followers: When we announced our move to HSC's new site on Monday, we recognize that some of you may have tried to subscribe to our new RSS feed unsuccessfully. We are sorry for any inconvenience, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
HSC is excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website. As we strive towards making schools healthier places to learn and work, the new website will help us communicate effectively with supporters like you. Our blog's new address: http://www.healthyschoolscampaign.org/blog/... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
By Mark Bishop Ecolabels are extremely important because they empower companies and consumers alike to choose more sustainable, environmentally responsible products. Over the past 20 years, the use of ecolabels has skyrocketed, with companies transforming their chemical offerings to more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
By giving children the opportunity to garden and experience outdoor learning, schools can boost physical activity, mental health and academic performance. Plus school gardens forge important links to surrounding communities while teaching life and career skills. Last week, teachers from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
By Guillermo Gomez On Thursday morning, more than 150 parents and principals will come together for our 7th annual Principals’ Breakfast for Healthy Schools. At the National Museum of Mexican Art in Pilsen, they will sit down over a wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
We all know the adage about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure, and in the case of air quality in schools, it may be even more than that. Dave Blake and Rich Prill, two Indoor Environmental... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
by Lindsay Eanet Sunday night, millions of people all around the world will tune in for the film world’s biggest night, the Academy Awards, and more than a few will host a viewing party. We decided to put a healthy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
At HSC, we’re thrilled to see parents joining together to improve the health and wellness of their school communities. Earlier this month, Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuelas Saludables brought more than 100 parents from across the city... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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HSC's Fit to Learn sessions, which demonstrate how learning can be part of the everyday classroom routine, are usually lots of fun. But our recent session was really electric. In the auditorium at William Ray Elementary School in Chicago, students... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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Going green is nothing new to Portland Public Schools (PPS). The custodial team has been using green cleaning supplies for more than a decade after making the switch in 2001, but the district, which serves more than 47,000 students, continues... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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Today we're featuring a case study from Health in Mind, a new report from HSC and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), which details immediate solutions that can help close the achievement gap and create a healthy future for all children.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
At HSC, we're always looking for new ideas to make fitness a fun part of the school day and an integral component of the school community. Here, we learn how Hamilton Elementary School transformed its entire school building into a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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The classroom Valentine boxes are ready, the card stores are a sea of red and you can almost hear Sam Cooke’s “Cupid” everywhere you go. It must be Valentine’s Day again. Last week, we offered some suggestions of how to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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School nurse Saria Lofton keeps her students safe and active on the playground. Forty percent of school-age children miss three or more days of school per year due to illness, and it isn’t just the flu -- chronic illnesses such... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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Often the most innovative, honest and forward-thinking perspectives on how to improve school food come from the students themselves. As the ones closest to the action, students are leading the charge for a healthier menu and sparking conversations in cafeterias... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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Today we're featuring a case study from Health in Mind, a new report from HSC and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), which details immediate solutions that can help close the achievement gap and create a healthy future for all children.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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For parents and teachers, Valentine's Day -- which traditionally involves colossal candy and cupcake consumption -- can cause a quandary. Many schools already have dietary restrictions on snacks for classroom celebrations to accommodate for children with nut or dairy allergies,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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Winning students celebrate their victory in Cooking up Change LA! On Thursday, guests at Los Angeles Trade Technical College were treated to quite a meal, as students from six L.A. public high schools sliced, diced their way through the city’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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Parent Hilda Cazares, a vital member of Parents United for Healthy Schools. As parents file in to the Parents United for Healthy Schools meeting, they are greeted with an enticing breakfast featuring a rainbow of fresh fruits, roasted peppers, a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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The winning team from Howard County Public Schools, which earned a Grand Award. Today we're thrilled to congratulate the Green Cleaning Award winners for 2012! In the school district category, winners were: Grand Award: Howard County (Md.) Public Schools Silver... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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Today we're featuring a case study from Health in Mind, a new report from HSC and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), which details immediate solutions that can help close the achievement gap and create a healthy future for all children.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
Today, the United States Department of Agriculture proposed national guidelines for competitive foods, or foods sold to students on school grounds that are not part of the National School Lunch Program or similar services. These include a la carte cafeteria... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
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by Lindsay Eanet On Sunday, millions of people will gather in living rooms across America to watch the San Francisco 49ers face the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl -- us included. We love the opportunity to spend time with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
As the new year gets underway, parents across Chicago are coming together and developing plans for another great year of making changes to support healthy eating and physical activity in schools. Parents United for Healthy Schools/Padres Unidos para Escuelas Saludables... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign
The flu has been making headlines all winter, and recent reports show that it's still an epidemic. As coughs, colds and the flu make their rounds through our schools, we're promoting a time-honored way to stay healthy: handwashing. Here's a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2013 at Healthy Schools Campaign