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2014-03-13 23:04:14

Nearly 300 public health professionals participated in the three-day event featuring keynotes, Jeff Speck and Richard Louv. LOMA LINDA, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) hosted the annual conference, Healthy People in Healthy Communities March 3-5. The conference theme this year put a spotlight on children’s health in the community, bringing together a multidisciplinary group of nearly 300 academic professionals, policy leaders, educators,...

2014-02-24 23:23:08

Both speakers will offer insight into how we can create a better, more healthful world of community for our children. Loma Linda, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Loma Linda University School of Public Health (LLUSPH) is hosting the first Healthy People in Healthy Communities (HPHC), a three-day conference focusing on lifestyle medicine and the built environment as it relates to kids. Award winning and bestselling authors, Richard Louv and Jeff Speck, have been confirmed as the two keynote...

2014-01-27 23:22:41

'No App for That' event will help parents connect kids to nature and teach the importance of setting boundaries for screen devices in the home. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 “Screen time” the time children spend in front of some sort of electronic device- has taken over an alarming portion of U.S. children’s lives. The “No App for That” Event in Orlando on Feb.1, 2014 will take a step to try and change that. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates children...

2011-02-22 06:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- President Obama's new action plan called "America's Great Outdoors," which will fund land and water conservation and establish a conservation corps, is not just good for the environment -- its good for people. According to President Obama, one of the reasons for the creation of the "Great Outdoors" plan is "To encourage young people to put down the remote or the video games and get outside, we're going to establish a new Conservation Service...

2009-09-30 22:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this age of scientific triumph, our daily connection with the Earth has diminished alarmingly. People struggle daily with stressful jobs, trapped inside blank walls, staring at glowing screens when they could be outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature and the connection with other living things. At the same time, global warming and other environmental ills are destroying the Earth. Proving that our detachment from nature can lead to...

2009-09-30 22:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In this age of scientific triumph, our daily connection with the Earth has diminished alarmingly. People struggle daily with stressful jobs, trapped inside blank walls, staring at glowing screens when they could be outdoors, enjoying the beauty of nature and the connection with other living things. At the same time, global warming and other environmental ills are destroying the Earth. Proving that our detachment from nature can lead to...

2009-09-16 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When kids can more readily identify Pokemon(TM) characters than trees, birds, and flowers, and when they spend over one-third of their waking hours in front of a screen, it's time to help them become more involved with the natural world. Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future, by Judy Molland (Free Spirit Publishing), is filled with fun and simple tips for parents, grandparents, teachers, and...

2008-10-03 15:00:14

By MEG HASKELL; OF THE NEWS STAFF AUGUSTA - Thirty years from now, a new generation of policymakers will be asked to make critical decisions about the fate of the world's remaining wetlands, forests and streams. Many of them will never have seen such features of the natural world and likely will have little regard for their role in maintaining the health of the planet and the human population it sustains, a respected environmentalist said Thursday. Larry Seltzer, president of The...

2008-08-25 18:00:27

By Jeri Rowe When I see birches bend to left and right I like to think some boy's been swinging them. -- Robert Frost, poet ASHEBORO -- Thank you, Liz Mann . I was doing the typical journalism thing -- watching and writing - - when Liz, a 7-year-old from Pinehurst, handed me her latest creation: a small cup full of sand, packed hard and leveled out, right to the edge of the lip. "Would you like some tea?" she asked me, a gap-toothed smile spread wide across her freckled face. Of...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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