• Sports & Travel

    Kids are losing interest in organized sports. Why that matters

    This is the Dec. 6, 2021, edition of the 8 to 3 newsletter about school, kids and parenting. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get it in your inbox every Monday. For more than a century, team sports have been a mainstay of American childhood. What began as a way to keep boys in cities occupied and out of trouble has evolved into a $19-billion industry, with much of that revenue being generated by elite travel teams. Yet the number of kids involved in team sports has been falling. In 2018, 38% of kids ages 6 to  

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  • Health & Fitness

    WVSOM’s Fit Kids program promotes nutrition, health and fitness | State & Region

    The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine’s (WVSOM) Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) is working with a group of WVSOM students to host a series of Fit Kids events aimed at promoting nutrition and fitness among area children ages 6 to 11. The Fit Kids program began with a pilot event in May and continued with a welcome event on Aug. 22. Each session includes games and opportunities for education centered on a particular theme. Masks are required, social distancing is observed and parents must remain with children during the events. WVSOM students and CRCH staff will oversee  

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  • Business & Finance

    Trending Headlines: Cell meat for kids, beef demand & USA labeling

    Today, I round up the latest in headlines that relate to the beef cattle industry. From new marketing tactics from the fake meat camp to consumers demanding more beef, this week’s headlines are a mixed bag. Check them out and let me know what you think! 1. “This children’s book wants to inspire future cell-based meat makers” by the Green Queen Related: Consumers want beef, Impossible Foods headed to schools “The book is taking the typical question of children where different foods, in this case, hot dogs, come from into a different direction than what you would expect as an  

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  • Health & Fitness

    5 fun ways to help kids stay hydrated | Health & Fitness

    Kids love toys and always have. The earliest toys date back to 4000 B.C. and were made of natural materials like sticks, rocks, and stone. Some children even played with animal bones. Throughout the centuries and decades, children’s toys have evolved. Natural materials gave way to plastic. The invention of talking toys, video game consoles, and tablets brought technology to the forefront of the toy industry and forever changed the way children play. By examining the history of childhood play and development, Lovevery compiled a list of 15 toys, games, and devices to show how children’s play has evolved. The  

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