White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity reportMay 27, 2010
States Requiring PE, but Amount VariesJune 8, 2010
Marcia Cross and Mott’s Promote Nationwide KaBOOM! Play Days ‘“ Desperate Housewives actress Marcia Cross is busy promoting KaBOOM! Play Days as part of her partnership with Mott’s, the nation’s largest apple sauce and apple juice brand. See why she thinks outdoor play is a great way to incorporate exercise into kids’ daily lives and how you can host a Play Day of your own.
White House Suggests Play as a Solution to Childhood Obesity ‘“ The strategies outlined in the Childhood Obesity Task Force action plan suggest that having great places to play helps to get kids moving in the right way and fight off childhood obesity. Read what guest blogger Sandra Henriquez, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing, has to say about this and her recent KaBOOM! Design Day experience.
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Take your Children to the Park’¦And Leave Them There ‘“ This past Saturday was “Take Your Children to the Park… and Leave Them There Day,” an event intended to bring attention to the fact that parents are becoming increasingly over-protective of their children. Read more to find out why KaBOOM! CEO Darell Hammond thinks paranoid parents should relax and let their kids have fun.
What Cities Can Do to Help Prevent Obesity ‘“ At a recent conference sponsored by Leadership for Healthy Communities, Washington, D.C.-based representatives from non-profit and municipal organizations met to discuss how they could work together to combat childhood obesity. Learn more about the conference and the recently released Obesity Action Plan for the District of Columbia.