Parent Action for Healthy Kids Proves that Parents Can Be Champions for Healthy Change in School

To bring attention to the great work Michigan parents are doing everyday in “Making Healthy the Easy Choice in School”, a Zeeland parent was recognized for her… [Read More]

Zeeland Parent Recognized as Grand Prize Winner in Health Champion Hall of Fame Contest

Posted May 17th, 2012 Lansing, MI – Amy Sheerhorn, a parent from Lincoln Elementary School, is the grand prize winner in the Michigan Department of Education’s… [Read More]

Rockford Parent Recognized as Runner Up in Health Champion Hall of Fame Contest

Lansing, MI – Dana Kraus has been recognized as the runner up in the Michigan Department of Education’s Team Nutrition Health Champion Hall of Fame.  Kraus was… [Read More]

Give Yourself the Gift of Sleep this Mother’€™s Day

Posted May 11th, 2012 The other day a friend of mine and mother of three posted on her Facebook page: “The morning is starting off all wrong, I overslept this… [Read More]

“Activist turns from sex ed to food ed for White House”

Posted May 27th, 2010 Thank you, Laura Berman, for supporting my Call to Action in your Detroit News column today! Read the column from today’s Detroit News bel… [Read More]

Tips to Help Parents Discuss Sex Education with Their School Administrators

Posted May 7th, 2012 Parents are the primary source of their child’s sexuality education. That is why it is essential that parents and schools work together to… [Read More]

10 Questions Parents Can Ask to Ensure a Bully-Free School

Schools have the responsibility of keeping our children safe during the school day and parents have the right to be a partner in that effort. Parent Action for… [Read More]

10 Questions Parents Can Ask to Ensure a Bully-Free School

Posted April 23rd, 2012 Schools have the responsibility of keeping our children safe during the school day and parents have the right to be a partner in that ef… [Read More]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex

Posted March 20th, 2012 It’s not exactly comfortable. But open communication with your teen is critical. Here, find some tips and advice for parents. METRO PARE… [Read More]

Is there support for mental health initiatives in school? Michigan parents say “yes!”

Posted March 7th, 2012 Recent headlines in the news regarding school violence and bullying are an ongoing reminder of the potential dangers of not addressing th… [Read More]

Let’s celebrate parents; nominate a parent for Michigan Team Nutrition’s Health Champion Hall of Fame

Posted March 6th, 2012 Recognizing parent contributions to Making Healthy the Easy Choice in school. Michigan Team Nutrition’s Health Champion Hall of Fame now… [Read More]

Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Posted February 14th, 2012 Take action this Valentine’s Day; help your teens care for their hearts It’s Valentine’s Day, and it’s a great time to talk about the… [Read More]

To all the Dads out there on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 14th, 2012 Do you know how special you are to your daughters?I was in a meeting the other day and sat next to a 6’4″ well dressed male colleague… [Read More]

First-ever national standards for sexuality educations in public schools have been released

Posted January 25th, 2012 New Gold Standard for Sexuality Education in Public Schools.  I am happy to say that I assisted with the review process of these new s… [Read More]

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]

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]