School Playgrounds

HI. I’m Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, President and Founder of Peaceful Playgrounds.

I’m here today to talk to you about why I invented the  Peaceful Playgrounds Program.

When I was an elementary school principal I had a long line of students outside my door each day. So I set out to determine what goes wrong on the typical school playground and then to put solutions into place. We identified 5 problems and put 5 solutions to th…
Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program

The Johnson & Johnson Community Health Care Program, in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has announced a grant funding opportunity for non-profit community health care organizations implementing evidence-based, community-education programs that promote wellness and healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and reduce the impact of obesity in children.

Safeway Foundation

The goals of this funding are to empower innovative programs to expand and enhance services, increase capacity, and/or incorporate new strategies to support healthy body weights among children and adolescents; evaluate the impact of existing programs; and identify promising approaches that could be replicated, adapted, and implemented in diverse communities nationwide. The program seeks to fund nonprofit organization…

On April 23, Instant Recess Founder, Dr. Antronette (Toni) Yancey died after a year long battle with lung cancer.  Toni was an avid supporter of recess and movement for children and adults alike.  She worked to bring Instant Recess into schools and places where people work.

Peaceful Playgrounds along with many other movement and physical activity advocates will participate in a GET UP AND MOVE! event tomorrow Tue, May…