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Salud America! Launches Website to Combat Latino Youth Obesity

A new website developed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio seeks to fight against Latino childhood obesity that leads to poor health and diabetes. Salud America!, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, created the website.

Do Short Physical Activity Breaks in Classrooms Work?

Programs that provide classroom physical activity breaks can increase physical activity, and improve on-task behavior as well as some measures of health. There are a variety of programs that can be used to help kids be active in as little as 10-15 minutes.

The Walking School Bus Program Training Modules

Walking school buses are great ways to get parents involved in making their child’s walk to school or the bus stop safer and fun. Now there’s help with planning a Walking Bus Program.

New Nutrition Resources Available from USDA

Need creative ideas for meal planning, shopping, and food preparation? Or fun suggestions for active play? The USDA’s new handbook has tips sheets and other helpful information.