Why Your School Should Be Using a Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)

July 23rd, 2015

Every piece of a child’s education is important and helps to build strong, well-rounded individuals. National standards and broad participation in physical education  programs are extremely important when determining the most beneficial curriculum for today’s youth. Analysis tools such as the PECAT and the HECAT can help schools districts and schools conduct comprehensive and measurable [...]

[Infographic] Tackling Diabetes Is No Piece of Cake

June 4th, 2015

Facts and statistics about obesity and type 2 diabetes among youth.

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SPARKecademy Movie Posters – Get a glimpse of the SPARKecademy stars!

May 27th, 2015

Each week leading up to the SPARKecademy launch we will release a movie poster featuring the SPARKecademy stars! Follow SPARK on Facebook and Twitter to see the posters first!

The Best Apps for Keeping Kids Active

May 6th, 2015

It’s safe to say that the world around us is becoming increasingly mobile and tech-oriented. People of every age are falling in love with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops, which can result in a more lethargic lifestyle and shortened attention spans. Having a healthy approach to life prevents your children from packing on the pounds [...]

10 Ways to Promote Safe Biking for National Bike Month

May 1st, 2015

Around the country, bicyclers have been supporting National Bike Month every May since 1956. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, May gives experienced and novice cyclists a chance to participate in bicycling events, try out biking for the first time, and promote safe bicycling practices. Want to participate in the fun? Here are 10 [...]

SPARK Announces Dr. Kymm Ballard as New Executive Director

April 28th, 2015

SPARK is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kymm Ballard as next Executive Director of SPARK!

The 5 Best Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

April 13th, 2015

Let’s face it–even as adults, there are certain foods that we’d like to avoid eating. However, when it comes to picky eating, it’s fair to say that children really take the biscuit. Often, as parents we struggle to convince our children to eat the right meals at the right times–even with foods we know they [...]

A Physical Educator Turns 60

March 23rd, 2015

By Paul Rosengard – SPARK Godfather
If you haven’t already heard, I celebrated my 60th birthday back in January.  And after 36 years in education – PHYSICAL education that is – I decided to hang up my sneakers.  This blog article gives me an opportunity to share a few lessons learned and thank a few of [...]

Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle with HKC this Nutrition Month

March 20th, 2015

March is Nutrition Month! Get tools and teaching tips from our Nutrition Services partner, Healthy Kids Challenge.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Youth & Yoga

March 12th, 2015

Yoga isn’t just for grown ups anymore. It serves as another fun, physical activity for kids and it has mental and physical benefits. Check out some of these yoga poses in this infographic!

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