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2011-04-27 11:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A school that was told it had to upgrade its playground equipment to make it acceptable to state officials got the resources it needs to do exactly that today when it was presented with the Grand Prize of the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes. Saint Thomas More Catholic School of Centennial, Colorado won the Healthy Playground Makeover Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF) and Discovery Education.

2011-04-22 00:00:27

NRPA Presents Quick Tips in Observance of National Playground Safety Week Ashburn, Va.

2011-04-21 07:00:00

PLANO, Texas, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) and national nonprofit KaBOOM! announced the availability of nearly 2,000 grants to communities across the U.S.

2011-04-19 08:56:00

PITTSBURGH, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of spring marks the return of millions of children to playgrounds across the United States. This time of year also underscores the need to ensure that children stay safe on the playground.

2011-04-18 13:57:00

Overweight and obese parents more likely than other parents to view school-time activity as inadequate ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity affects 1 of every 6 kids in the United States, in part due to a lack of physical activity.

2011-04-13 10:03:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Target Technologies International Inc. (TTII) is pleased to re-introduce its line of specialty wholesale rubber mulch products.

2011-04-07 12:46:00

PITTSBURGH, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arsenal Family and Children's Center, an organization that offers programs and services that promote the healthy development of children, will soon have a safe and beautiful renovated playground at its Pittsburgh location (336 S.

2011-03-24 00:00:28

Each year more than 200,000 children are taken to the emergency room as a result of an accident or fall on the playground. Nearly 70 percent of these injuries are the result of falls, rather than equipment-related.

2011-02-27 00:01:44

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games to America’s youth through local parks and recreation facilities in 2011. Ashburn, Va (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Hershey Company announced today their renewed commitment to bring the HERSHEY’S Track & Field Games to America’s youth...

2011-02-22 15:07:46

What does it take to keep children active when they get home from school?


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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