Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Healthy Schools

We've all heard about the grave health problems facing American kids these days, from sedentary lifestyles to ubiquitous school vending machines dispensing sugar and trans fats by the pound. Most Mamas work hard to raise healthy kids, but combating the impact of an unhealthy school environment can be a real challenge.

Over at CNN today, I found this list of America's healthiest schools. Chances are, your school didn't make the cut. The list is helpful though, because it's full of innovative ideas to help integrate a healthier lifestyle into the school environment. From rock climbing walls to banned soda, these schools have made some spectacular changes for the better to promote "healthy living."

So what does it all mean to you? Well, if you're interested and committed to making a change at your children's school, the article links out to some great resources to help you get started in your own community. You don't have to build a rock climbing wall to make a difference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i just found this site www.schoolhealthyvending.com and thought it very relevant. Great concept. Lets hope its working!

Stevie B.