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 to 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. This time of the season is also the best to decorate your garden with flowering plants, and possibly with some furniture (see some top rated options). But if you have a disheveled garden or trees leaning onto power lines, you need to start with pruning the branches set in a precarious angle. Of course, you might need the help of to get the job done. But if it’s just the hedges that need some pruning, there are lawn care companies selling Cordless Strimmers in the UK, and you probably can order one online.

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. You won’t be needing a lot of gardening tools, but when you decide to start growing a larger one, having a set of the basic tools including a wheelbarrow will save a lot of time and effort. Head over to BestOfMachinery for garden tool guides and reviews, they also published gardening advice and ideas to keep the new hobby fresh. Read the rest of this entry »


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