Family Sports & Fitness
When you go to the gym, you’re doing your body a service. Now take just a few important steps to stay healthy by protecting yourself from colds, flu, infections and other transmittable misfortunes while you’re there. >>>
Family Nutrition & HealthFighting Childhood Obesity at Home
by Julie La Barba, MD, FAAP
Winning the FitFamily Title Bowl. >>>
Active Screen Time
Video game don't have to be the enemy of fitness, so consider saying "yes" to the gift of something new for your family. >>>
Check out the USAF Cooking for Deployed Troops Teen Video contest winners!
The USAF Cooking for Deployed Troops Teen Video contest challenged youth to create a healthy, easy recipe for Airmen and families. Twenty-one Youth Programs accepted the challenge and developed a video highlighting their healthy, easy, and teen-made meals/snacks to support our troops.
The winning bases included: Minot, Whiteman, McGuire, Edwards, Holloman, Wright Patterson, Randolph, Ramstein, & Maxwell-Gunter.
Enjoy the videos and meals! CLICK HERE
Parents - you are an important role model for your children. Here are some tips on keeping your family healthy
• Show your family how to savor their favorite higher-calorie foods and beverages by enjoying
smaller portions together.
• Stay committed to consistent physical activity. The benefit to your kids’ future is clear–
“Family” time is “active” time and…FUN TIME!
• “Making it a family affair” moves you from being passive to participatory.
• Make planning and preparation active learning opportunities and also “family time”.
• Read more about nutrient-rich items and portion size on USAF LivingFit.
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The power to prevent the flu is literally in your hands!
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Boys and Girls Clubs Offer Opportunities for Military Youth Programs
Military Youth Programs are chartered members of BGCA and eligible to participate in their sponsored programs. On such program is the University of Phoenix's Scholarship Program. Applications for University of Phoenix's scholarship program for Boys & Girls Clubs staff, parents and alumni are now available.
Nominate a Youth for Operation Homefront’s 2014 Military Child of the Year Award
Operation Homefront is pleased to present the Military Child of the Year® Award to outstanding military children who demonstrate resiliency, leadership and achievement. Applications are accepted being accepted until Dec 14. Recipients representing each service branch receive their award at a Gala celebration on April 10, 2014 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA.
Air Force Teen Movement Project Supports Science Initiatives
The current Air Force quarterly Teen Movement Project, STEMtastic encourages youth to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematic opportunities. Youth Centers participating in STEMtastic events will help teens explore the variety of science fields in STEM programs and provide hands on experiences to educate how STEM initiatives translate to real life school and work opportunities.