Announcing the Inclusive PE Workshop Contest Winner!

May 31st, 2017

We received over 400 entries for the Inclusive PE Workshop Contest — thank you to all of the teachers who spent time completing the form for a chance to win. Congratulations to the winning school!

5 Ways to Teach Kids About the Food Groups

May 30th, 2017

Between teaching your kids how to read, write and behave, in addition to many other life skills, the topic of health can easily get lost in the shuffle. It’s important for your children to learn the importance of healthy eating so that they can grow up to make smart decisions concerning their diet. But what […]

Are Your Students Meeting the Physical Education Guidelines?

May 22nd, 2017

By teaching young minds the proper techniques of physical fitness, educators are better able to instill valuable knowledge that will last a lifetime. But how close are your students coming to an ideal physical education? Read on to discover the Physical Activity Guidelines (PAG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create […]

4 Fun Lesson Plans to Keep Kids Active During Physical Activity Month

May 15th, 2017

  Today, many schools are reducing their opportunities for physical activity, limiting recess, restricting physical education lessons, and keeping youngsters anchored to their desks for hours each day. Although this might seem like the easiest way to ensure a constant focus on academics, research indicates that physical activity and cognition go hand in hand. May […]

5 Ways to Promote Physical Activity Month at Your School

May 8th, 2017

Today, most parents and educators alike know that children need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each day. While encouraging children to spend an hour being active might not seem like much of a challenge, the truth is that we’re living in a world where youngsters are spending more time glued to […]

3 Reasons Why Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day for Kids

May 2nd, 2017

Do your kids routinely eat breakfast each morning? Eating a balanced breakfast offers a wealth of health benefits, both physical and mental, for the whole family. Teaching your children healthy habits from a young age by incorporating a nutritious breakfast into their daily routine is a vital life lesson. Breakfast will not only have a […]

When Kids are Physically Active at School, #WellnessWins

April 28th, 2017

Through quality physical education, kids learn how to move their bodies fluently and develop the necessary skills to lead an active life. In Rockingham County Schools, more than 12,000 students can count on opportunities to be active each and every day – thanks, in part, to our wellness policy.

6 Ideas for Protein-Packed, Kid-Friendly Food

April 24th, 2017

Protein is a powerful substance, responsible for building muscle, bone and tissue, as well as keeping your child’s energy levels regulated throughout the day. A regular dose of protein can even protect against infection. But if your child gets most of their protein from high-fat mac ‘n’ cheese or ice cream milkshakes, you may need […]

3 Innovative Physical Education Teaching Techniques

April 18th, 2017

Physical fitness among young people has now found itself at the forefront of society’s scrutiny. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), obesity among children between the ages of 2 and 19 has more than doubled in recent years, leaving students susceptible to the development of diabetes, complex joint issues and a host of […]

Tips for a Successful Field Day this Spring

April 7th, 2017

Every spring all over the world, schools are preparing to put on a Field Day for their students. When done well, Field Days can be an active and fun time for everyone. In this blog, I’ll give those in charge of Field Day some tips to make it successful.