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By Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Sandoval County, New Mexico  During the next ten weeks, first and second graders in Rio Rancho elementary schools will become “health ambassadors,” learning healthy behaviors that they can take home to share with their families and friends. 1st and 2nd grade kids learning about Health Message # 6, Keep It Clean. The 10x10 My Health Booklet is a colorful, interactive, easy-to-use guide to basic health behaviors for elementary school children. The booklet and its accompanying lessons teach students in an age-appropriate way, “10 Things Every Child Should by the Age of 10.” Activities and resources for ...
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The frequently used idiom, “A walk in the park,” once referred to the ease of a common task. Today, however, a walk either to a park, to a store or to a school, is no longer as simple nor recurrent as it once was. Because of physical challenges like inadequate sidewalks, urban sprawl and car-centric suburban planning, many communities have become unsafe and discouraging for pedestrians to walk. To add, these barriers have begun to change American walking culture.  The National Physical Activity Plan Alliance released its first national assessment of walking and walkability in the United States  a few weeks ago, and found troubling results. The assessment ...
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