Archive for December, 2011

State Physical Fitness of Students on Decline

California tests the physical fitness of students in grades 5, 7, and 9. The latest Physical Fitness Test results show only 31% of our state’s students reaching healthy levels. The 2011 Physical Fitness Test was administered to 1.34 million students. There are three categories of fitness: The Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ), Needs Improvement, and Needs […]

Overweight Children- Are Parents Concerned?

Parade Magazine recently published an article, Weight and Kids: The Hardest Conversation? , Nov. 6, 2011 addressing the issue of children and weight. According to a recent survey, it was “found that parents are more uncomfortable talking to their kids about weight than about sex, drugs, or alcohol.” Parenting psychologist, Susan Bartell, offers information and […]