Kids today spend 50+ hours per week on some electronic device, and more than 90 percent of their time indoors, according to the Children and Nature Network. It doesn’t have to be that way. We can encourage our students to explore the greater outdoors. Check out the Natural Teacher’s Network Tools & Resources for Educators – it will help you put more vitamin “N” in your classroom!
Avoid Tobacco Use to Stay Healthy
Did you know that Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women? Yet it is one of the most preventable forms of cancer death in the world. This November during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, get the facts. The American Cancer Society has lots of great tips, resources and support to help you or a loved one quit smoking.
Promoting Safe and Fair Transportation for All
Getting from place to place is a fact of life for most adults and children, but not everyone has access to reliable transportation. The Safe Routes to School National Partnership seeks to make communities both healthier and more fair. That is why they put together At the Intersection of Active Transportation and Equity. This resource highlights why equity and active transportation matter, and describes opportunities for increasing equity in the field of active transportation.
Learning More About Diabetes
Diabetes always seems to be a hot health topic – and it should be. In 2014, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, had diabetes, according to the CDC. And, 86 million Americans age 20 and older had prediabetes. But, how much do you know about it? During National Diabetes Month, make sure you know the different types of diabetes as well as the symptoms, and be sure to see your doctor if you have a family history of the disease or may be at risk.
Challenge Student Hunger
Did you know that 1 in 5 kids in the United States don’t get the food that they need? When students are full, they can concentrate on learning. That’s why we are part of the Challenge to End Student Hunger. Open to NEA members, member schools, local and state affiliates, this challenge provides awards to help you continue serving your school community or raise awareness on this important issue. Click here to learn more about the awards program. Together, we can #FightStudentHunger.