NEWS

Health risks for kids who skip breakfast

BJC School Outreach and Youth Development dietitian Esti Asher visited Fox 2 News in the Morning to talk about a new study on the importance of eating breakfast.

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Prepping for a healthy school year

It's September and that means school is back in session, which often requires adjusting to new schedules or routines. Here are a few things you can do at home this year to manage stress and cultivate healthy relationships.

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Adventures in Healthcare Camp 2016: An everlasting experience

On July 18, Adventures in HealthCare campers hit the ground running onto the path of health care careers across BJC. Adventures in HealthCare Camp, a week-long summer program coordinated by BJC School Outreach and Youth Development, exposes young minds to the complexities and excitement of health care careers.

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BJC's Jennifer Irvin honored for her work with youth

Jennifer Irvin has no doubt that she's doing the work she's meant to do. "Some people spend their entire life looking for their purpose," she says. "I see my purpose when I see students." It's that sense of purpose that motivates Irvin to excel in her role as a BJC School Outreach and Youth Development school-community health educator.

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The importance of measuring health prevention education in a health care model

Some jokingly say that the evaluation of programs is as old as time itself: In the beginning, God created light from darkness. And it was very good. How do you know when your program is very good? Why is it important to know that your program is very good? Who needs to know that your program is very good? At BJC School Outreach and Youth Development, these questions are embedded into every aspect of our program delivery: from planning and implementation, to evaluation and effectively telling our story.

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Look before you leap - job shadow before you graduate from high school

Learning to drive. Applying for a job. Making the varsity team. Taking a leadership position in a school club. Standardized testing. Preparing for college visits. Going to prom. Graduation. These activities are common rites of passage for many high school juniors and seniors. While it's important to anticipate these milestones, don't overlook a valuable opportunity: student job shadowing.

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Changing communities one activity at a time

BJC School Outreach and Youth Development works toward positive change

BJC School Outreach and Youth Development is bringing change to the St. Louis community - together with a number of city neighborhoods, including Bevo Mill, Carondelet, Carr Square, The Ville/Greater Ville, Forest Park Southeast and Shaw.

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BJC School Outreach helps combat obesity with second annual flash mob

St. Louis Public School students across the city of St. Louis and staff from BJC School Outreach and Youth Development kicked off their morning May 6 by dancing in a large flash mob. More than 14,000 elementary and middle school students, teachers and community partners participated in the second annual Let's Move! Move Your Body Flash Mob Dance to promote a healthier lifestyle while fighting childhood obesity.

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Use your spring cleaning as a springboard into 'clean eating'

An interesting paradox often occurs during spring cleaning - our houses are sparkling clean, while our food choices aren't. I don't mean that our food isn't physically clean, but that our food choices may be far from what's referred to as "clean eating" - a way of eating that focuses more on whole, fresh foods and less on packaged and processed ones.

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How many beers are lurking in that bottle?

Over the past few years, our conversations with middle school and high school students during our substance abuse prevention education programs have changed, as more locally produced, small-batch craft beers have become increasingly more popular. There are more breweries than ever before, but has the amount of alcohol in that bottle of beer remained the same?

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