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Some facts about how we learn: 80 percent of what we know is acquired through listening, which is closely connected with reading comprehension.

Food is the one afterschool and summer learning program component necessary for survival. Food security is something we deal with daily.

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Young people today face a health crisis—unhealthy eating habits and decreased physical activity have led to skyrocketing obesity rates. Not long ago, young people walked to school, enjoyed long recesses and spent a lot of time outside.

Tuesday, 02 February 2016 05:57

Park and Recreation Agency Grant Opportunity

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has announced a new funding opportunity for park and recreation agencies. These grant funds are intended to support the health of the children served at USDA Summer Food Services Program (SFSP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sites.

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In the United States today, more than a third of kids are overweight or obese. On any given day, up to 20% of American children do not consume any fruits, and up to 30% do not consume any vegetables. Two in three do not get enough daily physical activity. At the same time, nearly 15 million school-aged kids are on their own after school. Fortunately, it has been recently announced that two of the nation’s largest providers of low-cost or free out-of-school time activities have committed to create healthier environments for five million kids in their programs.