OSNAP Featured by National Afterschool Association for Professional Development

The National Afterschool Association (NAA) publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. This week, the HPRC’s Out-of-School Nutrition and Physical Activity (OSNAP) Initiative was featured. Jill Nicholson Cox, MS, RD, a Program Development Specialist at Penn State Better Kid Care, discusses the importance of … Continue reading “OSNAP Featured by National Afterschool Association for Professional Development”

Keeping an eye on screen time – An interview with Dr. Gortmaker

In a recent interview with the Harvard Gazette, Dr. Steve Gortmaker discussed screen time, obesity, and our Outsmarting the Smart Screens guide for parents: First there was too much TV, then computer and video-gaming addictions. Today, the proliferation of smart screens gives kids a three-in-one box, portable enough to be watched from anywhere, out of sight of … Continue reading “Keeping an eye on screen time – An interview with Dr. Gortmaker”

“Outsmarting the Smart Screens” Guide featured in NY Times, Today.com

Our Outsmarting the Smart Screens guide, a resource to help parents take control of their children’s screen time, was recently featured in the New York Times’ Well Column: “How to Cut Children’s Screen Time? Say No to Yourself First:” Two experts at the Harvard School of Public Health, Steven Gortmaker and Kaley Skapinsky, offer a free … Continue reading ““Outsmarting the Smart Screens” Guide featured in NY Times, Today.com”

Spotlight on WATER

The recent launch of First Lady Michelle Obama’s and Partnership for a Healthier America’s “Drink Up” campaign has made H2O a focus of national conversation. Water access and consumption is one of HPRC’s five identified key targets for obesity prevention. From the national down to the local level,  we have plenty of resources to contribute to … Continue reading “Spotlight on WATER”

Kids may not offset extra exercise at school

(Reuters Health) – Children who exercise at school don’t make up for the extra effort by being less active at home, according to a new U.S. study that used accelerometers to track kids’ activity levels. “What this argues for is we should be increasing activity in schools,” said Michael Long, the lead author of the … Continue reading “Kids may not offset extra exercise at school”

Dr. Michele Polacsek & MYOC featured by NCI’s “Research to Reality” online community!

The Maine Youth Overweight Collaborative’s (MYOC) toolkit, “Keep ME Heatlhy” has now been included in the National Cancer Institute’s online community “Research to Reality (R2R).” Join in the discussion about Keep ME Healthy and redressing the childhood obesity pandemic with July’s featured R2R Partner Dr. Michele Polacsek.