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GoGirlGo! Curriculum: Brandi Chastain talks eating disorders, body image issues

With eleven million people currently battling eating disorders and the average onset as early as nine years old, the numbers are staggering. We often look to female athletes for possessing the most powerful -- and many times, the most beautiful bodies -- on the planet. It would seem certain that these athletes would be immune to eating disorders or poor body image. This is simply not so, as we found out in soccer star Brandi Chastain's turn in our award-winning GoGirlGo! curriculum.

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In the Slums of Rio, Badminton is Making a Difference

Favela Da Chacrinha, Brazil offers a safe place for children to play and learn. It’s badminton that helps the kids stay out of trouble.  During the World Cup Soccer, Brazil was showcased around the world. Many people got to see the beautiful beach of Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, but I am sure not many have ever heard about this amazing project in the favelas tucked in the shantytown hillside - the Miratus Project is in full swing.

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Severe Childhood Obesity Decreases in New York City

Appearing to buck national trends, the prevalence of severe obesity among school children in New York City was down by almost 10 percent in the 2010-11 school year from 2006-07, researchers reported last month. The study, published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, measured the height and weight dimensions of approximately 947,765 children attending public schools ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade.

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WSF CEO Kathryn Olson to the Chicago Tribune: Expert Advice for Girls Reluctant to Play Sports

It happens all the time. Because of our role as the leading voice for girls and women in sports, people come to us with the very same question: “How can I get my hesitant daughter (or sister or friend or granddaughter) to be more excited about participating in sports?” The answers are endless, but above everything else, we always encourage adults to be supportive, encouraging and active alongside their girls, leading by example with a healthy lifestyle.

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Obesity Associated with Lower Academic Achievement in Teenage Girls, Says New Study

It seems like every week new research is released about the far-reaching negative effects of childhood obesity. Now, British researchers have found a correlation between obesity in teen girls and poor performance in the classroom.

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