Improving student health together

News Round-up: 3/17/16

News Round-up: 3/17/16

The latest news and information related to education, health and wellness from local and national sources.

Opportunities to Support Student Health in the New Every Student Succeeds Act - Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) explicitly and implicitly recognizes the need for schools to support the whole child.

For Homeless Youth, Peak Thrift Offers Connections, Job Skills - Many homeless teens have dealt with rejection, especially by their parents. But, in Denver, some young adults are learning to re-engage with people by working at a new second-hand store.

Second grader runs 100 miles during recess as part of 100 Mile Club at Leroy Drive elementary school - Too often we hear about PE classes getting cut from schools or recess reduced to just minutes a day. However, kids at one Denver area school are making the most of every minute they get.  

Exercise + Schoolwork = Better test scores? Schoolchildren may have an easier time learning if exercise is part of their math and spelling lessons, a new study suggests.

Teen mental health risk increases with food insecurity - Adolescents living in households with limited or uncertain availability of nutritious food are more than twice as likely as other kids to have emotional problems or conduct problems, according to a new study.