Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. It’s one of the easiest diseases to detect, but one of the hardest to treat. There is no cure in a pill bottle, or magical outcome after a few days in the hospital. Childhood obesity is a whole-body illness affecting the mind, body, and spirit of the child.
Graduating seniors and motivated juniors are going to come back from winter break eager to finish out the year. There are portfolios to build, college applications to send, essays to complete, and campus tours to take. And, of course there are also scholarships to research and apply for.
Justin Tarte is a blogger. He’s also an educator living in Arnold, Missouri, who has recently taken on the role of Assistant Principal at Popular Bluff Junior High School. Technology in education excites him, his yellow lab Maddy loves to give kisses, and he’s been to Germany five times. No, we’re not stalking him. We do however follow his tweets and his blog postings.
We live in a society that is plugged in 24/7/365. Whether we’re engaged through social media, working from home, or staying current on our smart devices, we’re constantly being fed information—at an enormous rate. This has enabled a trend of today’s work force working around the clock (or, at least checking in/being updated), putting their health aside in order to get ahead.
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