To connect our clients to their true purpose of their profession, improving outcomes and revolutionizing the American Education Philosophy with the focus on the education of the Whole Child.
We are educational experts in the fields of staff development, education, student achievement, increased proficiency, and the integration of health and wellness into schools, businesses, and organizations. We have worked with several local, state, national and government agencies. Our very first program was funded and supported by the NCAA FINAL FOUR in 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona! The mission aligned with the NCAA’s vision of improving student achievement and physical health. The program instructed teachers and administrators in the most current methodology for integrating physical activity, health, and wellness into the core curriculum. The program is our trademarked name is entitled Minutes Out of Your Seat (You can witness the contest live on Facebook Groups titled "Minutes Out of Your Seat")!
Our team consists of highly recognized professionals and can be found at "Our Team" tab. Collectively our Healthy Learning Cultures Team has published over 100 books, trained adults and young adults in districts across the US. We have presented at multiple national educational conferences, have been recognized by multiple agencies as national experts for excellence in the field of education and health and wellness. We have written college level curriculum for major University's and State Departments, as well as programing being implemented with young students globally. Our team has achieved the highest degrees in educational leadership, social and emotional learning, nutrition, physical education and curriculum development. Having current building principals, former college professors, and national board teachers give our company that boots on the ground support companies strive for in trainings.
“For the first time in nearly 100 years the lifespan of children is declining due to the increase in overweight and this may be the first generation of parents to outlive their children.” (Brownell & Horgan, 2004). In addition, researchers have labeled the phenomenon of overweight in children with a higher rate of depression (United States Department of Health and Human Services, 2005; Schumacher & Queen, 2006) and lower self-esteem (USDHHS, 2005) and discrimination (Eisenberg, Neumark-Sztainer, and Story, 2003; Schwimmer, Burwinkle, and Varni, 2003; Strauss and Pollack, 2003; USDHHS, 2006). If current trends continue, one out of every three children born in the year 2000 will become a type 2 diabetic by the age of 18. Type 2 diabetes can decrease lifespan by 17 – 27 years.
How did we get here?
According to the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport in a report released in 2006, “The essential cause of the increase in overweight among children and adolescents is caloric imbalance, which results from inadequate physical activity, poor dietary choices, or both. These behaviors are influenced by many sectors of society, including families, community organizations, health care providers, faith-based institutions, government agencies, the media, and schools. None of these sectors can solve the childhood obesity epidemic on its own; however, it is unlikely to be solved without strong school-based policies and programs.” With the recent legislation of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the pressure of performance on educators regarding high stakes testing has become overwhelming. As a result, nearly 40% of America’s elementary schools have eliminated recess to provide additional time for academics . Additionally almost 75% of high school students in the nation’s schools are not enrolled in any physical education classes (PTA, 2006; Haskins, Paxson, & Donahue, 2006; Daniels, 2006). While the intended outcome of NCLB is to undue years of failure to educate the underprivileged and inner city children of our nation (Noddings, 2005), the focus has moved from the education of the whole child to the production of an academic test score.
Healthy Learning Cultures
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