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Families and School Partnerships

For family and school partnerships to be effective, Summer School Health brings families, leaders, and school staff together to make healthier communities to determine the challenges in family engagement and the health needs of children.

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Nourished Program

Summer School Health’s Nourished program is a broad approach to providing nutrition education and better access to food which will result in better health of children. We want to do this by asking families, schools, and students to eat healthy food.

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Energized Program

The Energized program of Summer School Health is a broad approach to active play and physical activity that is focused on building the schools’ capacity to provide opportunities for physical activity on school days on top of students’ physical education classes.

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Health Education

Lessons about puberty or sex education are usually what people think of health education. They might also think of having some lessons about nutrition. Nevertheless, comprehensive health education goes beyond that. Children spend a lot of time in school, so schools are very important to improve and develop children’s mental and physical health holistically so that they can have a bright future. Moreover, health education equips children with the attitude and skills they need to be productive and successful adults.

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Why Meal Planning Is Important for Teachers

Getting back into a hectic teaching pattern when we return to school can be a challenging task. Planners help teachers to get a head start in planning lessons, but with all the teaching preparations, meal planning, and the quality of dietary intake for teachers often goes down south!
To the inexperienced, meal planning might appear to be a perplexing habit or an intimidating chore, but this does not always have to be the case. This piece will look at why meal planning is essential for teachers and trainers and how you can make it simpler for …

Nature Learning Activities You Can Do with Kids

When your children are at home, you can make the most out of this moment by providing them time to experience and learn about nature. It can also be beneficial for their health since their immune system can be improved when they get their hands dirty. Aside from learning about science more, they can enjoy fresh air when they are out in the environment. Here are some nature-themed activity ideas you can do.
Bug Hunting
You and your children can go outside and bring with you a magnifying glass, a notebook, a pencil…

Ways to Make Meals Last Longer

Who does not wish that their meals can last long? Avocado lovers can understand this. You do not need to worry much about wasting food because you can make the most of your food with a little planning. One of the easy ways to stretch your meals is to make sure your freezer is working properly. Here are some ways to make your meals last longer.

Have a stock of whole grains such as lentils, beans, barley, oats, brown rice, and farro
If you have leftover vegetables you do not know what to do with, you can cook some pasta. Then, cook the veggies into your sauce of choice. This can ensure that your vegetables will not go …

How Important the Parents’ Involvement Is in Education to Children’s Future

It can be understood easily that access to good education is not the same for everyone. Some schools have a lot of resources and funds while others do not have enough because of zip codes. Nevertheless, there is an effective way to have quality education regardless of location, race, or financial status. Parent involvement can play a huge role in boosting students’ achievement.
Many studies done in the past 50 years have reported that the academic performance of students improves when parents take an active role in their child’s education. Not only does it improve a child’s academic achievement, but it also brings about better…