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August 11, 2017

America is facing an obesity crisis.

•       About one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be overweight or obese.

•       More than 1 in 6 children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered to be obese....

August 11, 2017

At Bright Futures Academy, we strive to provide our students with a healthy, educational lunch period that teaches socialization skills, nutrition, manners in a calm, safe and relaxing environment.

We realize that lunch can be a stressful time for some children. Cultura...

October 21, 2016

As my doctoral mentor Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of mindfulness-based stress reduction programs worldwide, says about teaching mindfulness to children: “What could be more important than learning and practicing how to pay attention, how to be more present, and how to be c...

September 30, 2016

There is a saying about Mindful Eating: “Drink your food and chew your drink.”

Learning how to eat mindfully is an important lesson for everyone and especially beneficial to young students so they establish a lifelong pattern that can prevent obesity and stomach probl...

September 29, 2016

Many schools are turning to mindfulness to address behavior issues. Check out this story from a school in Maryland. 

September 15, 2016

       The hip word today is "mindfulness." It has cachet. Whether in the corporate world, social awareness circles, health care enclaves or general everyday conversation, "mindfulness" has entered the vernacular.

            Now mindf...

September 14, 2016

Kids need a LOT of sleep. A recent student by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that most kids weren't getting the sleep they need for optimal health, and set guidelines for different age groups. 

  • Infants four to 12 months should sleep 12 to 16 hours per...

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