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Childhood Obesity: A Food and Nutrition Resource List for Educators

Childhood Obesity: A Food and Nutrition Resource List for Educators Food and Nutrition Information Center National Agricultural Library/USDA 10301 Baltimore Blvd., Room 105 Beltsville, MD 20705-2351 The Food and Nutrition Information Center – a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. Provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.To…

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Developing Performance Character and Moral Character in Youth

Developing Performance Character and Moral Character in Youth By Dr. Matt Davidson, Research Director, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs This is an article that was printed in The Fourth and Fifth Rs: Respect and Responsibility, Volume 10, Issue 2, Winter 2004.  (Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, School of Education, Cortland, NY  13045  www.cortland.edu/c4n5rs A person of character…

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Identity and Adolescents: How Adults Can Help

Identity and Adolescents: How Adults Can Help By Cheryl Jones, ACSW, Adolescent and Family Counselor This is an article that was printed in The Fourth and Fifth Rs: Respect and Responsibility, Volume 10, Issue 2, Winter 2004.  (Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, School of Education, Cortland, NY  13045  www.cortland.edu/c4n5rs The elder of two daughters, Sarah barely talked to her…

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Schools Chief Orders Obesity Study

Schools Chief Orders Obesity Study MONTGOMERY, AL – Alarmed by childhood obesity, state Superintendent of Education Joe Morton will order a review of vending machine products sold to Alabama students, school nutrition and other health-related issues. Morton said he will appoint a task force next month on student health and expects its report for the state school board by January….

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Obese Kids More Likely to be Involved in Bullying

Obese Kids More Likely to be Involved in Bullying Overweight adolescents are more likely than normal-weight children to be victims and perpetrators of bullying, a study found, bolstering evidence that being fat endangers emotional a well as physical health. The results in a study of 5,749 Canadian youngsters echo data from British research and follow a U.S. study published last…

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Study Calls Obesity in Children an ‘Epidemic’

Study Calls Obesity in Children an ‘Epidemic’ The health of the nation’s children has been set back 30 years by a rising tide of obesity, according to a new analysis. The Child Well-Being Index, prepared by Duke University for the Foundation for Child Development, calls childhood obesity the single most widespread health problem facing children today, to a point that…

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Perfectly You Helpful Links

Perfectly You by Julia V. Taylor   About the book Through a wonderful story and colorful illustrations, Perfectly You will teach young readers (and listeners) to accept themselves; treat one another with compassion; and embrace their uniqueness. It provides children with the message that character comes from within while focusing on the importance of self-acceptance, tolerance, and leading an overall healthy lifestyle….

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What is Asperger Syndrome?

What is Asperger Syndrome? Asperger Syndrome (or Asperger’s Disorder) is a neurobiological disorder named for a Viennese physician, Hans Asperger, who in 1944 published a paper which described a pattern of behaviors in several young boys who had normal intelligence and language development, but who also exhibited autistic-like behaviors and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills. In spite of…

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Amazing Me! It’s Busy Being 3

Would you like to download a free children’s storybook? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have teamed together with Julia Cook and Dr. Laura Jana to write a fun book that helps parents identify developmental milestones in their 3 year old children.   To learn how AMAZING this book is, read here! In this story, an amazing kangaroo named…

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