Health & Wellness


As we venture even farther into the 21st century, we continue to understand the connection between a healthy, active child and his or her ability to learn. 21st Century Learning advises us to take a holistic approach to learning. You simply can’t separate the body and the mind. That’s why we present a wide array of articles and resources on physical education, nutrition and wellness.

PRO-TEENS WHAT IS BEST FOR TEENS WHEN IT COMES TO SPORTS, NUTRITION, SUPPLEMENTS AND TRAINING?

Active teenagers are increasingly focused on their weight, physique, athletic ability and body image. While this could be considered a step in the right direction for cultivating a healthier generati... Read More...

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The Link Between Nutrition & Substance Abuse In Teens

Substance abuse and relapse into substance abuse and addiction has become more prevalent in the younger teen, school aged children.  Read More...

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HEROIN USE PREVENTION MORE THAN JUST SAYING NO

Heroin use in our society today has reached considerable numbers.  In 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released figures indicating a 63 percent increase in heroin use w... Read More...

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THE SILENT EPIDEMIC AFFECTING YOUR STUDENTS

Do you know what is the most prevalent chronic illness among children in the U.S.? Diabetes? Obesity? Asthma? According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the number one chronic ... Read More...

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WORRIED SICK COPING WITH TEST ANXIETY

I’m in ninth grade. I’m taking a make-up history test: a one-question exam. Panicked thoughts race through my mind: “Only one question! And I don’t know how to answer it. Where do I start? This makes... Read More...

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STUDENT WELLNESS: INCLUDE BRAIN WELLBEING

In looking up information on student wellness, much of what I find on the Internet is all about healthy eating, social and emotional growth and physical activity. All of which I applaud and am gratef... Read More...

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TECHNOLOGY ADDICTION

Laptops on the desks of each high school student; Wi-Fi access in every school and iPads for all kindergarteners: the inevitable march of progress? As a counselor specializing in the prevention and t... Read More...

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IS ‘TRAVEL’ BALL GOOD FOR SPORTS AND OUR CHILDREN?

One of the big topics being discussed today in the world of sports is the true value of ‘travel’ ball for young athletes – both male and female. On the surface, ‘travel’ ball makes all the sense in t... Read More...

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