Children’s Health Crisis

NPT Reports: Heading off Concussions in School Sports

Posted by on August 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm

When it comes to playing football, Tennessee Athletic Director Chris Snoddy has a word of advice: take the head out of it. “I think we want to do more with the heads than we used to, the head has kind of become a big thing. Part of the influence of the NFL everyone wants to […]

NPT Reports: Good Food = Better Students

Posted by on July 10, 2012 at 10:13 am

Anthony Geraci is a food and nutrition expert who has a tall order. He oversees the massive central kitchen and the entire food service system for Memphis (Tennessee) City Schools. But he was hired to do more than plan the 100-thousand meals served in the school system each day. “Putting healthy kids in front of […]

(NPT Reports) PG-13 Players Tackle Teen Sexuality

Posted by on January 18, 2012 at 10:52 am

   Teens learn much about sexuality from their peers. But the information isn’t always accurate or even well-intended—unless the teens delivering the messages know the facts about sexuality and how to effectively communicate them. That’s the idea behind a student group in Middle Tennessee known as PG-13 Players. “PG” stands for Peer Guided, the method […]

(NPT Reports) Pre-K Students In Tennessee 80% Better Prepared Than Their Peers

Posted by on October 4, 2011 at 10:00 am

Children who attend pre-kindergarten in Tennessee are much better prepared for school, especially in literacy and math, according to early findings by researchers at Vanderbilt University Peabody Research Institute. The results show pre-k students (typically age 4) have gains over their peers in all subject areas as well as indicators that affect future school performance […]