Champions for Children’s Health
Advocacy / Food Environment / Policy / School / Sugar

Champions for Children’s Health

I was interviewed for a recent program on Kentucky Educational Television’s Champions for Children’s Health.  It was great to have an opportunity to share the good work happening in Kentucky with programs like Better Bites, PTA 5K, and more. The show is available to watch online at http://www.ket.org/health/healththree60/champions.htm Meet children’s health “champions”—individuals who are inspired to make a … Continue reading

FIT Kids Act
Exercise / Policy

FIT Kids Act

Here is my Letter to the Editor published in the Lexington Herald- Leader on Oct 3, 2013 : Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, increasing our children’s risk for heart disease and stroke. Regular physical activity is critical to ensuring a brighter, healthier future for our nation’s youth. But not enough kids are physically active, … Continue reading

Back to School Board Meeting
Advocacy / Food as Reward / Food Environment / Policy / School

Back to School Board Meeting

My kids are back to school so I’m back to work advocating for school wellness.   I attended last night’s school board meeting and shared these remarks: Good evening and thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with you again.  I was glad to read that Dr. Shelton described his first year as Fayette County Superintendent … Continue reading

Another Month, Another School Board Meeting
Advocacy / Food as Reward / Policy / School

Another Month, Another School Board Meeting

Last night I attended another school board meeting to advocate for our district to adopt a strong wellness policy.  Here’s what I said this time: For the past two school years I have regularly attended these monthly meetings to highlight the importance of student health on achievement as well as college and career readiness.  Each month there is new data which shows … Continue reading