Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Rather than meet Santa at their local mall, 150 children from P.S. 197 visited him at his house at the North Pole, thanks to Delta Airlines’ annual “Holiday in the Hangar” event at Kennedy Airport. The airline created a simulated flight to transport the Queens students to a holiday party set up across the airport.
Disney star Ashley Tisdale helped St. Nick hand out presents and spread holiday cheer to the students, many of whom were left homeless after Superstorm Sandy ravaged their Far Rockaway neighborhood last year.
“We’re still getting there,” said P.S. 197 parent Donna Hamlet. “I think this Christmas, people are just more thankful. They understand that now we just can’t take things for granted.”
Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
Contributors to #PovertyIs include Natalie Abruzzo, Anugya Chitransh, Erica Edwards, Denisse Moreno, Sarah Mortimer, Hakeem Muhammad, Jacob Passy and Roxanne Scott.
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Child obesity has more than doubled in children in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Nearly one out of every five children in the U.S. is obese.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health, announced that its pilot program used to promote healthy living would be made available for nationwide use. The EatPlayGrow curriculum, which has been used in New York homes and Headstart programs since 2009, is filled with activities to get children burning calories and learning about the benefits of healthy eating.