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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Start Them While They’re Young: Introducing Kids to Exercise Routines

March 3rd, 2015

It is no secret that children today lead more sedentary lives than their parents and grandparents did. Childhood obesity has more than doubled over the past three decades and screen time is at a record high between television, computers, tablets, video games, and smartphones. While it seems that the days of playing outside and simply [...]

8 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active Indoors

January 9th, 2015

There’s nothing quite as fun and rewarding as getting outside as a family to be active. But in geographic areas that experience harsh winters, getting out can be difficult for many months of the year. It can be easy to fall into a pattern of TV watching and video game playing, but these and other [...]

10 Fit Family New Year’s Resolutions

December 22nd, 2014

Millions of people will make resolutions when the New Year rolls around, and millions of those resolutions will have to do with living a healthier, more active lifestyle. Keeping those resolutions is challenging, but by making resolutions as a family, you have a built-in support group that encourages each other to reach fitness goals throughout [...]