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17 Sep

If we’ve learned anything lately about the relationship between fitness and academic performance, it’s this: There is a relationship. In a couple of recent studies by researchers at the University of Illinois, 9- and 10-year-old students were put on treadmills and then put into categories based on how fit they were. (Not my idea of […]

Today’s headlines

6 Jan

Anyone interested in school gardens has likely stumbled on the obvious connections between gardens, nutrition and local food systems. A few stories from today’s newspapers that explore those links: Agriculture focus helps rural Kansas school (The Wichita Eagle) Educators in Kansas are using agriculture as a basis to teach all subjects to K-5 students at […]