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.

The Truth About Dairy and Strong Bones

Dairy foods play an important role in children’s growth and development in many ways, but one of the most important is developing strong and healthy bones. The adage “drink milk for strong bones” is ... Read More...

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Keeping our Girls Healthy

I grew up in the 70s and when I was eight I joined Little League to play baseball — with the boys. It was a big deal at the time, but not to me since I loved playing the game and my sister was my rol... Read More...

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3 Stress Free Tips for the Beginning of the School Year

The beginning of the school year brings excitement and stress for both teachers and students. It’s a new year with new students and probably new processes and procedures. To help reduce stress i... Read More...

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The Role Nutrition Plays in Fitness for Students

In this high tech world, necessary activities such as gym class and playing outside are disregarded for video games and computer time. Cheap and convenient fast food and sugary snacks are abundant at... Read More...

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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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