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Nutrition Basics Help Fight Child Obesity


With childhood obesity on the rise, parents, schools—even whole communities—are getting behind the movement to help young people eat healthier.

Another Russian Revolution: Sport as a Catalyst for Change


At the recent Global Sports Industry Congress in London, Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO of the Sochi Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014, compared social changes taking place in Sochi as a result of Games planning to another Russian revolution. He also noted the many benefits that awarding major events to emerging countries can bring.

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Will the Fear of Litigation Undo Us All?


It is an article of faith that we live in a litigious society. Stories about people suing over items found in restaurant food or over a defective paint job on a new car have achieved the status of urban legend. Most state legislatures have become battlegrounds between the two sides in the tort debate.

Sleep: Essential for Mental and Physical Health


Some people believe sleep allows the body to become dormant and inactive. To the contrary, researchers have determined that sleep is a dynamic process, which generates physiological changes in the body’s organs (5). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explained, “insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression” (2).

Academy Partners with NFHS to Offer CEUs for Coaching Education


Since 1920, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) has led in the development of education programs for interscholastic sports coaching. It is the official coach education provider for its 51, state-member associations. Offering blended and online courses, the primary focus of the Indianapolis-based organization is to build awareness and support, improve the sport participation experience, help those who oversee high school sports and activities, and establish consistent standards and rules for competition. In addition, the NFHS publishes playing rules in seventeen boys’ and girls’ competitive sports, and administers fine-arts programs in speech, theater, debate, and music. It provides a variety of program initiatives that reach more than 19,000 high schools and over 11 million students involved in athletic and activity programs.