Category - Schools

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Advocates for school environmental health tackle turf fields, indoor air quality & more
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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children
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Being a public school parent: How to make a difference
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Community Comes Together to Support Clean Air Initiatives
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Attend NoVA Outside’s 6th School Environmental Action Showcase!
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Real Food for Kids: Expo and Healthy School Advocacy Training
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A peek inside the Mindful Life Conference April 20-23
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Motivational speaker Brie Mathers teaches Arlington girls to “Love the Skin You’re In”
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The impact of lighting on health in school and work environments
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Car Free Day September 22 and Bike and Walk to School October 5

Advocates for school environmental health tackle turf fields, indoor air quality & more

The Environmental Health and Asthma Subcommittee (EHAS) of the Arlington Public Schools School Health Advisory Board is taking on several issues for 2017-18 and is seeking new members to join the committee and attend its December 6 meeting.

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Expert panel addresses findings on health impacts of screen time on children

The National Press Club hosted an Interdisciplinary Summit on Children and Screen Time November 1 with several pediatric media experts who have been involved in the first-ever special supplement to the journal Pediatrics on the issue of children and screen time. The non-profit organization Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development convened the summit and sponsored the Pediatrics supplement.

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Being a public school parent: How to make a difference

Parents engaged in public schools have a tremendous opportunity to effect change and improve the lives of hundreds of children. Whether your personal passion is nutrition, outdoor learning, mindfulness, conscious alternatives to reward and punishment systems, movement, gardening, recycling and composting or other topics related to health, wellness and sustainability, there are lots of ways to get involved and inspire others.

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Community Comes Together to Support Clean Air Initiatives

Arlington held its first event commemorating Clean Air Awareness Month and Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month on Monday, May 1 at the Arlington County Central Public Library with more than 80 attendees. Read More

Attend NoVA Outside’s 6th School Environmental Action Showcase!

On Tuesday, April 25, NoVA Outside will put on its 6th annual School Environmental Action Showcase, or SEAS, at George Mason University. The day for students K-12 is an immersion in STEM, an opportunity for public speaking, an education about environmental stewardship and a career fair all rolled into one. Read More

Real Food for Kids: Expo and Healthy School Advocacy Training

Real Food for Kids recently held its annual Culinary Challenge and Wellness Expo with hundreds of students attending from more than a dozen schools and is holding a Healthy School Advocacy Training on April 5 in Falls Church. Read More

Motivational speaker Brie Mathers teaches Arlington girls to “Love the Skin You’re In”

Inspirational self-empowerment speaker Brie Mathers is in town sharing her “Love the Skin You’re In” presentation with girls in Arlington Public Schools. Her presentation helps girls understand how ideas of beauty are socially constructed and uses mindfulness tools to show them how to connect to their inner selves and to others in a way that nurtures their spirits.

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The impact of lighting on health in school and work environments

How healthy is your workplace or school environment?  Could poor lighting be causing you health problems? Read More

Car Free Day September 22 and Bike and Walk to School October 5

Kids who see their parents making mindful decisions about transportation are more likely to grow up doing so themselves. The air quality in Washington DC and in nearby Virginia locales get an F for Ozone. Children are more susceptible to developing problems from pollution. Thursday, September 22 is Car Free Day. The folks at air quality leader Clean Air Partners and transportation network Commuter Connections are encouraging residents to take the Car Free Day pledge to get people ready for the big day! Read More

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