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Fit Kids: A Free, After-School Fitness Program fighting obesity, and building confidence. Simple.

Childhood Obesity will help bankrupt our healthcare system if we do not fight back. Physical activity is a natural weapon to fight obesity. Research suggests that physically active children grow up to be physically active adults, so let’s get kids moving through an innovative, free, after school youth fitness program that simply makes fitness fun! By teaching children at a young age that fitness can be fun, and allowing ...more »

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Health and Fitness Family Style (How to survive and thrive in a "food desert")

A report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute says 1 out of 5 Philadelphians are in poor or fair health due to smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and excessive drinking. Most residents have limited access to recreation sites and healthy foods since they live in "food deserts" where they have to travel more than a mile to the nearest supermarket and is ...more »

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Mobile and Digital Technology helps drives Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors

Challenge: How can we influence youths and adults to be more active in their local parks, to help reduce the prevalence of obesity in the state of Delaware? Solution: Park visitors can scan QR codes or access geo-fenced coupons, by utilizing their smartphones to take advantage of exclusive park promotions. Businesses such as the Nike and Kohl’s can promote their product offerings towards health conscious consumers. ...more »

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Sleep, it does a body better than good, it does a body great!

We have forgotten how to sleep well. As a result, we are fatter and sicker (more heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and mental illness) than we have had in the past. The situation is made worse with the invasion of portable technology (smartphones) by keeping everyone and especially young people up later when they should be asleep. Enter the Clinical Sleep Educator (CSE), a specially trained allied health professional ...more »

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Empowering Teachers to Battle Childhood Obesity

Children spend most of their time at school but physical activity opportunities have been declining nationwide and the problem of childhood obesity remains unmitigated. Modern approaches call for integration of physical activity in the academic classroom throughout the school hours that can increase physical activity levels, improve cognitive and academic performance and motivate students to be both active and learning. ...more »

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