Parent Action for Healthy Kids® in the News Blog

As Parent Action for Healthy Kids® is all about disseminating information, when the information is about our organization we're proud to pass that along too. The following articles have appeared in print or web-based publications. We appreciate their promoting our important cause.

Parents, take action to protect school-based HIV, STD & sex ed prevention programs!

In December, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2012 budget that cut funds for the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the Centers for Disease Contr… [Read More]

‘Tis the season to talk about…sex?

Posted December 21st, 2011 Is mistletoe part of your family’s holiday tradition? Besides a kiss under the mistletoe being fun, endearing and affectionate, consi… [Read More]

Study shows parents have a “lot of influence” on the way their teens drive

As parents, we all strive to give our kids a healthy life as we know it.  And while communicating healthy behaviors with words can be effective, the simple trut… [Read More]

Thanksgiving: the perfect setting to build healthy family traditions

Posted November 19th, 2011 Healthy family traditions can provide stability for our kids and continuity between generations. With the holidays now upon us, we ha… [Read More]

When you vote today take your kids!

Explain the entire process to them and engage them in your political discussions. Tell them how you prepared yourself with the information you needed to choose… [Read More]

Childhood obesity a key concern for Michigan; Groups support collecting BMI data on children

Posted September 16th, 2011 I was asked by Louise Knott Ahern from the Lansing State Journal to comment on the recent announcement made by Michigan’s Governor,… [Read More]

Childhood obesity a key concern for Michigan

Written by Louise Knott Ahern, Lansing State Journal Sep. 15, 2011 When Rebecca Eldridge had her first baby almost a year ago, she had the same desire as any ne… [Read More]

Back to School: help ease your child’s anxiety

Posted September 1st, 2011 Back to School – Parents it’s time to turn the page! It is back to school time and the anxiety level is high.  Let’s face it; we are… [Read More]

VIDEO Prescription for Play: how the simple act of allowing kids to play creates successful adults

Posted July 26th, 2011 I think this is the best video I’ve ever seen on the importance of play. This YouTube video called Prescription for Play provides remarka… [Read More]

Exclusive interview by Jillian Michaels: Jamie Oliver on the Fight for Healthier Food

Posted July 18th, 2011 The British chef of ‘Food Revolution’ fame is out to change the way we cook, eat, and feed our kids. He tells Jillian Michaels about his… [Read More]

Sugar and spice and everything nice; that’s what little girls are made of?

Starting the conversation; what parents can do to prevent bullying and raise a resilient child Females really took this verse to heart.  Girls were certainly so… [Read More]

Opportunity for Michigan parents to make safer walking routes to school; encourage more physical activity; reduce air pollution

Posted July 8th, 2011 Exciting opportunity for Michigan K-8 schools from the Michigan State University School of Planning, Design and Construction (SPDC). This… [Read More]

Free meals available for Michigan children through Summer Food Service Program

Posted June 25th, 2011 Online map hopes to ease Michigan summer hunger challenges for youths.  Summer in Michigan is lots of fun. However, for thousands of chil… [Read More]

Father Knows Best!

Posted June 14th, 2011 Remember the famous dads from television land?  Shows like, Father Knows Best, The Brady Bunch, The Cosby Show, Family Matters, and eek,… [Read More]

“The Art of Roughhousing” and why every kid needs it

Posted May 22nd, 2011 This is a picture of Anthony DeBenedet at age 7!  I babysat for Anthony.  Now I am proud to say that Anthony is a husband, father of three… [Read More]

Two important points about obesity from a parent perspective

Posted May 19th, 2011 I was asked by Michigan State Representative Gail Haines (R) to testify in Lansing, Michigan on childhood obesity. She told me that they a… [Read More]

“Move Your Body” with Beyoncé and Michelle Obama

Posted May 12th, 2011 Parents, do you have the moves? Did you miss the nationwide Let’s Move! Flash Workout? It’s not too late to join in the fun! First Lady Mi… [Read More]

2011 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy a Success!

Posted May 10th, 2011 The tenth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy took place on May 4, 2011 and the online activities—including the popular National… [Read More]

Participate in Today’s National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: Here’s how!

Happy Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month! The 10th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is today (May 4th)! We hope you will do whatever you can in the co… [Read More]

Join the thousands of teens and parents participating in the May 4th National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Posted May 1st, 2011  Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the tenth annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy on May 4,… [Read More]