How you can help your kids appreciate and love healthy food and make healthy eating come second nature.
Students in the New Castle Area SD get to try new, healthy produce at the end of every school day.
New Castle Area School combats hunger with its Bread Basket Program, which provides preK-8 students with food for the weekend.
Spot your child’s vision problems early so they can get proper treatment.
Mars Area School District students shoot hoops and jump rope to raise money for the American Heart Association.
Your favorite mobile app games can be a source of inspiration for real-life activities the whole family can enjoy.
In addition to coaching the Leechubrg High School boys’ baseball team, Andre Martin also participates in a summer baseball league.
How you can curb the conflict between your kids and have a more peaceful summer vacation.
Mars Area SD Primary Center teacher Brian Fox fuses a heart-health lesson plan with hockey lessons for his first-grade students.
With help from local vendors, Gates Chili’s Matthew Helmbold builds a mobile emergency training bus for school bus drivers.
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Food Security Partnership works to stop food insecurity among residents.
With Mix It Up at Lunch Day, students interact with those outside of their normal social circles.
With Connoquenessing Valley Elementary School’s new SMALLab, students participate in scenarios that challenge them physically and mentally.
Gates Chili brings Unified Sports basketball to its regular lineup, helping kids learn about teamwork and find common ground.
After-school running program Girls on the Run comes to Honeoye Falls-Lima and helps young girls build strength and gain confidence.
Third-degree black belt Rachel Honchorek shares her approach to competition and how she remains calm and focused under pressure.
Through pledges per lap, West Middlesex Area SD students help fund the Parent Resource Group’s backpack program.
District supervisor of school nutrition Debbi Beauvais creates a new tastes program to get kids to try new, tasty treats.
Quick and simple recipes help you junk the jar.
Jim and Ann Walsh go through multiple appeals to ensure their four children get the medication they need.
The nutrition services staff at Armstrong SD makes sure students with celiac get the gluten-free foods they need.
A new diabetic alert service dog may provide relieve and security for Paul and Monica DeHaven and their daughter, Robin.
Armstrong School District and Apollo-Ridge School District build educational walking trails for students, their families and the community.
Using the Excellus money granted to the wellness committee, Dundee installed water filters on each of the six faucets.
Chris Kubik and Nathan Johnstonbaugh were fortunate to overcome Lyme disease without any lasting effects. Find out how you can protect yourself too.
Over at Honeoye Falls-Lima CSD, the Nutritional Services staff are doling out delicious soups that even parents and district employees are craving.
School administrators at Honeoye Falls-Lima Middle School found that children weren’t taking advantage of breakfast services offered in the school cafeteria. So, they came up with a way to make sure no student starts his day with an empty stomach—the Grab ’n’ Go breakfast kiosk.
With a grant from the Knoch Knights Legacies Foundation, South Butler Primary School created a space for students with Sensory Processing Disorder.
New Castle School District not only provides a free lunch to its 3,200 students, it also provides them a free breakfast. Some also get a free dinner funded by private donations.
How you can help children with special needs get comfortable with an at-home dental care routine, plus what you should look for in a dentist.
Stacy Chiaramonte, a physical education teacher at Paddy Hill Elementary School in Greece Central School District, uses games to help her K to 5 students understand the fundamentals of good nutrition.
Health and physical education teacher, Kelly Hoffman, landed a $10,000 grant from Highmark Foundation’s Creating a Healthy School Environment Grant Program. She used the money to buy new fitness technology for her students to help get their hearts in shape.
Executive chef Joe Comunale trained Seneca Valley School District’s cooks in techniques to improve the taste and nutrition of their schools' menus.
Marion Center School District earns a $17,000 grant for exercise equipment to help build strong students.
Discovering a child’s vision problem can be as simple as ABC—these three letters offer a quick guide to noticing a potential vision issue.
More children with cancer are recovering to become healthy, fully functional adults, thanks to growing institutional research, therapeutic strategies for parents and teachers, advancements in medical science, and kids’ own naturally resilient bodies.
Minimize temper tantrums and moody teen moments at family parties this holiday season.
Westinghouse’s Dave Pribozie shares his humorous analysis of the year’s most infamous shopping day.
As school districts feel the pressure to find more time for academics each day, physical education and daily recess are suffering cutbacks in elementary schools across the United States.
The Daily Fitness Calendar, created by a committee of teachers at Village Elementary in Hilton, is a program dedicated to getting students and teachers moving every day.
Originally focused solely on track and field, the Chautauqua Striders works now works with more than 1800 youths on an annual basis through tutoring, mentoring and, of course, the track club that got it all started.
Twin brothers Mark and Mitch Wesley, both seniors at Mars Area High School, have developed a device that can help people with disabilities improve motion control of their powered wheelchairs.
Thanks to a $51,000 grant, Purchase Line Elementary School launches a new character development program called The Leader In Me to be incorporated over the next five years.
New Castle Area School District secures a three-year grant in the amount of $1,070,592 from the U.S. Department of Education for its Fit4Life program.
Aidan Dunmire, a 10-year-old with autism, joins the Special Olympics Equestrian Team of Armstrong and Indiana Counties after gaining confidence from riding and taking care of horses.
Two Apollo-Ridge area school teachers help students look and feel good with positive activities like Fitness Fridays and Looking Good Checklists.
Westfield Academy and Central School teacher Kent Knappenberger receives the first-ever Music Educator Award from the GRAMMY Foundation and Recording Academy.
Led by music teacher Casey Way, Bemus Point Elementary students garnered widespread attention for their participation in National Dance Week with a dance mob performance to Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy.”
Guinness World Record holder Jon Pritikin speaks to students at Leechburg Area High School about bullying, and talks about how to build self-esteem.
Jason Wagner, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher at Apollo-Ridge Elementary School, receives a grant from Pittcon—the world’s largest annual premier conference and exposition on laboratory science—and uses the money to buy grow boxes for his students to teach them how to grow vegetables.