National PTA Gives Grants to 22 Schools to Fight Childhood Obesity

National PTAParent Teacher Associations across the country are being awarded live-healthy grants in honor of this year’s National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyle Month in November.

National PTA President, Charles J. “Chuck” Saylors announced, “It’s no secret that we have a childhood obesity epidemic in this country. Statistics show that over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled and nearly one in three American children is overweight or obese. So, we’re proud of all the PTAs across the country who are taking the initiative to keep our kids healthy.”

We are too, Chuck. It’s time for everyone to stop complaining and talk about possible solutions. It’s time┬áto take charge and fix this problem. We have to remember that obesity is nearly 100 percent preventable. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Grow a Garden in Your Dorm

Indoor GardenWith fall and winter approaching, you’re probably trying to absorb as much fresh air and sunlight as possible. Instead of having that dorm looking lifeless this winter, consider growing something green in your dorm, and no, I’m not referring to that mold in the refrigerator.

Herb gardens are perfect because they are easy to take care of and they grow perfectly out of any planter. And if you love to cook, then you can really appreciate an herb garden, especially since buying herbs from the grocery store can be rather pricey. Plus, fresh herbs taste better than dried ones.

Whether you just want some nice greenery, or are looking to cut back on your produce bill, follow these steps to create the perfect dorm garden. Read the rest of this entry »


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