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Let’s Launch a Bike to Class Week

By Julia Katz on August 31st, 2015

As a dual degree graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC Chapel Hill) studying city and regional planning and public health, I am passionate about promoting healthy and active living. While many physical environments need to be modified or developed to facilitate active living, college campuses typically have the supportive […]

Good Food Is Essential to Good Learning

By Tim Schwantes on August 26th, 2015

It’s that time of year again. Summer vacation is over, and whether they like it or not, kids all over the U.S. are going back to school. “Back to school” is synonymous with getting back into a routine for children and families. For many children, the back-to-school routine includes knowing that they will get two […]

Teaching the Whole Child Requires Whole Communities

By Sarah Moore on August 12th, 2015

“If I had had to nominate a student ‘most likely to be incarcerated,’ John* would have gotten my vote. So when I see him around town now, it still gives me chills.” My mother, an 8th grade science teacher at a middle school in a rural, low-income region of South Carolina, is still inspired by […]

Safe Routes to School Celebrates 10 Years

By Risa Wilkerson on August 6th, 2015

The beginning of a new school year triggers a change in most families’ rhythms as they get back to the daily school commute. Thanks to the Safe Routes to School movement, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in the United States, this process has changed considerably over the past decade. In 2005, the transportation bill […]