Huffington Post Linda P. Fried - Dean and DeLamar Professor of Public Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health April 13, 2015 Childhood obesity in America has reached epidemic proportions. We have long known about the troubling trifecta of insufficient exercise, processed food, and marketing that targets our most vulnerable consumers and their parents. In the last few months, … [Read more...] about Understanding how to Combat Childhood Obesity -Huffington Post
Need ways to motivate your kids to get moving? Move with them! Working out with your children could be the way to get them off their phones, computers and off the couch. Read below for 10 FUN ways to get moving as a family. By: Aviva Patz/www.parents.com 1. Go for pre- or post-dinner walks Whether you head into town or just cruise the neighborhood, building a walk into your daily schedule ensures … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Exercise as a Family!
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games open on 25 July 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and many other summer sports involving 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world. We're excited to see thousands of athletes and spectators come together to … [Read more...] about Special Olympics Coming to LA!
By: Karen Kaplan LA Times January 19, 2015 Kids love pizza, but a new study shows that it doesn’t love them back. On days when children eat pizza, they consume an average of 408 additional calories, three additional grams of fat and 134 additional milligrams of salt compared with their regular diet. For teens, putting pizza on the day’s menu adds 624 calories, five grams of fat and 484 … [Read more...] about Experts zero in on pizza as prime target in war on childhood obesity – LA TIMES
A veteran who is no stranger to adversity, Angela has overcome many obstacles in her life. For years now, she has been a leader in the adaptive sports movement and used sport to create positive change. Take a moment to read her remarkable story: http://bit.ly/1C52lMn Thank you to the Foundations for Global Sports Development for accepting our nomination and for picking Angela as one of your … [Read more...] about Angela Madsen Receives #AthletesinExcellence Award
Jill Painter Lopez Fox Sports West Dec 04, 2014 (Los Angeles) It was raining outdoors, so former Olympian Pat Etem was running elementary school kids through exercise drills indoors at the KIPP Sol Academy earlier this week. Neither the small classroom nor her lofty status kept Etem, now 58 and mother of the Anaheim Ducks' Emerson Etem, from getting on the floor with the kids to do … [Read more...] about Olympian Pat Etem Helping Kids Stay Fit Through “Ready, Set, Gold!” Program – Fox Sports West