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Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 66
Resources to help reach and teach autistic students; call to spend federal money on school buildings; giving kids water instead of sugary drinks helps prevent obesity; school program helps kids learn to make better choices about foods, activities.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 65
Lack of school nurses impacts students health, academics; keeping kids on campus for lunch; prolonged consumption of sports drinks can lead to tooth decay; the new phys ed stresses fitness for life.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 64
Employing brain research to improve instruction; abstinence-only education could be on its way out; restrictions on cyberbullying raise Constitutional concerns; Peaceful Playgrounds offers kids options for active play.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 63
Kids can learn to tap away stress and anger; more children sick with drug-resistant staph infections; some tainted peanut products sent to schools; Childrens Hunger Alliance promotes school breakfast programs.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 62
Students prep mentally, physically for fitness contest; some question mass-producing school lunches; push for more healthful eating takes toll on bake sales; program teaches kids I-CAN make better food choices.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 61
Mothers books explain diabetes, asthma, to kids; school breakfasts are one of best investments for school preparedness; about 1 out 200 U.S. kids are vegetarians; phys ed classes emphasizing fitness for life.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 60
Making nutrition an ongoing lesson; threats of fines, jail, improve vaccination rate; as economy suffers, child neglect cases increase; educating teens about sports drinks, protein bars.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 59
Pep rallies relieve stress, motivate students for high stakes tests; state weighs banning junk food from schools; schools consider breath tests for all students before dances; program integrates cooking and academics.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 58
Sports math scores points with students, teachers; more students receiving free, reduced-price school lunches; another state bans soda sales in schools; principal wants students and teachers to get up, get out, get fit.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 57
Parents learn to address poor behavior, leading to improved learning; study finds greater media exposure harms kids health; school clinic reaches out to the community; program teaches kids to be fit, be safe.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 56
Schools 100 Mile Club offers students exercise, focus; new PE program stresses life-long fitness; state law requires 30 minutes of continuous exercise daily for K-5 pupils; KID-FIT targets the pre-K set.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 55
Backpacks are weighty problem for some students; group wants to limit pesticide use near schools; banning soda in schools doesnt reduce overall consumption; elementary students run for fun and fitness.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 54
Reading and math carnival provides low-stress test prep; school offers skateboarding course; district told to dump junk food or lose federal money; FOODPLAY uses theater to teach about nutrition and exercise.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 53
Preventing the MRSA infection in schools; more teens searching online for health information; poor vision could cause homework, reading problems; Animal Trackers develops young childrens motor skills.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 52
Parents eager for information on child brain development; rising food costs jeopardize healthful snacks for kids; community coalition stresses nutrition, exercise to kids and parents; new national physical activity guidelines for children.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 51
Despite reports of schools dropping recess, most elementary students still play daily; schools ban sweet snacks; city girls get started in sports later than city boys; Team Nutrition brings lessons, games to elementary students.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 50
Author urges teaching kids not to be victims, rather than eliminating bullying; schools sink teeth into Food Is Elementary; obesity screenings have not meant more teasing for heavy students; teachers, kids, Drop Everything and Walk.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 49
Stopping the spread of GI illnesses in schools; chef makes over school lunches, adding local produce; students learn about growing vegetables in education garden; teens talk to peers about healthful eating and exercise.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 48
An insiders look at the stress in students lives; YMCA wants students to take 10 billion steps; some experts say kids should forget about a mini-treadmill and play outside more; program promotes better choices about diet, activities.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 47
Counselors can help improve all students behavior, performance; Florida, Maryland schools have best lunches; school soda bans not affecting overall consumption; Kids Up Front teaches cooking, nutrition basics.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 46
Aging schools house health hazards; all English 11-year-olds could receive cookbooks; state planning healthy school report cards; elementary wellness, exercise program benefits students, staff.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 45
Acting out could be a sign of stress for some students; state starts tracking student obesity levels; school clinic has been busy since opening last month; revamped P.E. helps students set, meet fitness goals.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 44
Fitness champ/P.E. instructor teaches by example; school lunches keep getting leaner; vaccine-wary parents concern school, health officials; CATCH teaches kids how to prevent heart disease, diabetes.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 43
School wellness policies promote healthful food choices; parents influence whether kids eat fruits and vegetables; most kids fast-food meals too high in calories; health system addresses students nutrition, exercise needs.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 42
Schools honored for anti-obesity efforts; green cleaners catching on in schools; program introduces students to healthful eating habits, foods; doctors say more teens need meningitis vaccine.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 41
Students learn better in clean schools; group seeks to ban processed meat from cafeterias; breakfast enhances concentration in school; student-athletes learn about sports nutrition products.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 40
Schools banning tag, calling it unsafe; young children who eat nutritious food score better on tests as adults; overweight students score lower on certain tests; school program connects cooking with academics.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 39
School distributes backpacks of food to hungry kids; middle-schoolers overuse of energy drinks concerns teachers; student leaders can discourage peers from smoking; at-risk kids sent to time-in" to exercise.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 38
Sports4Kids improves recess by teaching children the rules of play; the high cost of food has school cafeterias struggling to meet nutrition requirements; school clinic keeps kids healthy and in school; students learn benefits of running and good nutrition.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 37
Principal gets staff, students running and walking after school; efforts grow to bring locally-grown produce to school cafeterias; one-quarter of U.S. kids dont meet vaccination schedules; Wisconsin kids learn about healthful eating and exercise.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 36
American Heart Association warns kids should have heart exam before ADHD drugs; schools fight stigma of free lunch; performance improves when breakfast served in classroom; ideas for fantastic field days.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 35
Celebrate Fitness and Sports Month in May; rising food prices hurt more healthful-lunch initiatives; health experts express concerns about in-school coffee shops; network links community, classroom, and cafeteria to promote wellness.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 34
Investigate cause of elementary students napping in class; state to test students stamina, strength, flexibility, and body composition; bedroom TVs can hurt teens grades and exercise habits; school clinics help keep kids healthy.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 33
Children with healthful diets perform better in school; nurturing sportsmanship in young athletes; fourth graders learn about body systems; schools spend thousands on fast food when students traveling.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 32
Vigorous exercise can lead to academic gains; many kids drinking alcohol by sixth grade, study shows; students read about bays and keep track of miles as they run across America."

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 31
Cookbooks for kids have fun, healthful recipes; parents sign contracts agreeing to put their children to bed earlier; serving breakfast to everyone raised students test scores; nutrition lessons that can be woven through the curriculum.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 30
Angry moms make film in the hope of improving school lunches; less computer, TV time can help kids slim down; pick from bunches of nutrition lessons; afterschool program helps kids learn to reduce risk factors sfor stroke and coronary artery disease.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 29
Girls who participate in physical education do better academically; learning to tap away anger and stress; schools without P.E. could be labeled unhealthy; students raise vegetables and educate the community about healthful food choices.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol.28
Students say steroids, supplements worth jeopardizing their health or shortening their lives; crowded P.E. classes concern parents; sources on the Web for safe food handling; promoting free breakfast in schools.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 27
Fighting for better indoor air quality in schools; eating better could earn kids cash; schools chief wants tastier, more healthful lunches to boost sales; school program teaches students, parents to cook more healthful meals.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 26
Sufficient sleep can prevent children from becoming obese; the debate about eliminating recess; bullying can damage kids mental health; school celebrates nutrition and the role of calcium in developing a healthy body.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 25
Kids give thumbs up to more healthful school lunch offerings; parents often underestimate childrens weight problems; retired health workers could join war on childhood obesity; school gardens grow interest in nutrition.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 24
Activities for Dental Health Month; regular exercise helps teens avoid obesity later; more schools offering strength training for students; teacher leads running, reading, and writing program.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 23
Encouraging handwashing can cut down on germs, absenteeism; dancing makes P.E. most popular class; schools and stores team up to steer kids away from soda; students learn to cook with fresh foods.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 22
Find a feast of nutrition ideas on the Web; the new approach to P.E. stresses fitness over team sports; one pediatrician notes that parents and must collaborate to help end childhood obesity; state offers wellness incentives to schools.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 21
A national P.E. teacher of the year talks about using music to get students moving; elementary-age children in schools with salad bars tend to eat more fruits and vegetables; more kids-only fitness clubs opening up.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 20
School initiates stress reduction programs for students; community group promotes kids wellness; obese children risk developing heart disease at a young age; free video game teaches youngsters to fight obesity.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 19
Report card ads for fast-food spur protest; some schools rely on high-fat foods to keep food service solvent; schools craft wellness policies; physical education program focuses on overall health.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 18
School-wide anti-bullying strategies; less milk, sun, and exercise mean more kids at risk for bone disease; district offers free breakfast and lunch to all students; more healthful offerings dont hurt school-lunch sales.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 17
Sports should teach more than just winning, coach writes; brains of kids with ADHD develop more slowly; some childrens bodies have high levels of chemicals; school offers fitness and wellness program for faculty.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 16
Students run, walk, or jog the distance to all the state capitals; school requires exercise every day; unhealthful lifestyles at home can outweigh gains from school nutrition programs.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 15
How playing sports helps girls; lack of sleep hurts teens academically and socially; celebrating the national PTAs Healthy Lifestyles Month; school cuts back on soda in vending machines.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 14
Students track fitness gains using computers; New York City kids aiming to run a mile; playing in a marching band could damage hearing; students run or walk quarter-miles in Move Across America.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 13
School lunches are getting more healthful, but students still need more exercise, study says; ten tips to reduce the spread of germs in the classroom; school offers afterschool and early-morning fitness programs.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 12
Schools offer nutrition lessons both in and out of school; undoing the hold of fast food; developing a long-term plan so kids can keep weight off; video games moving into physical education classes.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 11
Running for fun and fitness; students and teachers log movin miles" and recruit families to exercise; youngsters learn benefits of yoga; studies show that girls are more prone to concussions than boys.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 10
Handwashing campaigns cut down on germs, absenteeism; more schools look at supervised recess to improve kids fitness; tips for making the switch from whole milk to low fat.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 9
A teacher enhances a schools approach to nutrition; a school integrates nutrition and exercise into the day; fewer sodas being sold in schools; Florida district sells most healthful lunches.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 8
Concerns that scaled-back obesity report cards will lose their effectiveness; playgrounds are hosts for wide variety of germs; tying writing to PE; getting reimbursed for serving healthful snacks.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 7
Family fitness nights get parents and kids moving; exercise can help at-risk kids work off some energy; British research shows that some common food additives increase hyperactivity in children.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 6
A filmmakers fast-food warning for kids; tonsillectomies and ADHD; teens cite school as their major cause of stress; and school nutrition programs.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 5
Recess before lunch can mean happier, healthier kids; overweight students tend to miss more school, a study suggests; one schools fitness program aims to shape up students, teachers, and parents.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 4
A filmmaker calls for school lunch reforms, students run for fun and fitness, and an environmental group calls for banning parents cars within a half-mile of schools to curb pollution and force more children to walk to school.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 3
Schools encouraged to connect curriculum with nature, one schools commitment to physical fitness, teacher starts daily walking program, fast-food labels entice young children.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 2
Kids letters get new veggies in cafeteria; schools where wellness is a way of life; soy protein tortillas could be coming to a cafeteria near you.

Fit To Be Taught, Vol. 1
A framework for raising well-balanced children; running for fun and fitness, more...