Archive for Childhood Obesity

Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?

locked playground Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?  Many communities throughout the United States lack outdoor play space. The shortage of safe, age appropriate, and appealing play spaces available to American children is shocking. For example, in Baltimore four recreation

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apple heart We February is American Heart Month, a national observance designated by the American Heart Association to call attention to heart disease.  One third of all American deaths are related to heart disease, with …

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One nation, overweight

Recently,prevalence overweight One nation, overweight the Kansas City Star reported on Cali Ann Denham, an individual who has the cholesterol, high blood pressure and triglycerides of a middle-aged woman. The problem is that Cali is just …

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How Safe is Too Safe?

girl on monkey bars 198x300 How Safe is Too Safe?This week is National Playground Safety Week (NPSW), a time designated by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) to focus on children’s outdoor play environments and pledge to use good judgment …

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A Daily Dose of Play


children play A Daily Dose of Play

Think back to a late spring day when you were a child. Remember when you couldn’t wait to escape outside to play after finishing your homework and any household chores your …

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Mr Proud goes to Washington

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I recently had the opportunity to represent Playworld Systems at a White House briefing on physical activity. The event was held at the Executive Office Building, next to the White House.  If …

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