Programs & Projects Human Performance LabKearney, Nebraska: Signs of Progress Toward Reversing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic<div><p><a href="" class="ig-autolink"></a></p></div>HPL UNKWed, 10 Jul 2013 11:38:46 -0400 video games get kids off the couch<div><div class="byLine" id="byLineTag">By Erica R. Hendry, USA TODAY</div> <div class="inside-copy">Boxing in the living room and dancing in the den have elevated home gaming - and children's heart rates - to new heights.</div> <p class="inside-copy">New research shows that exercise video games such as <i>Wii Sports</i> and <i>Dance Dance Revolution</i> boost children's activity levels significantly.</p> <p class="inside-copy">The Wii system, made by Nintendo, is controlled by a…</p></div>HPL UNKFri, 16 Nov 2012 14:13:41 -0500 G. Komen Race for the Cure to raise funds, awareness<div class="content"><p>KEARNEY - We live here, we race here, we save lives here.</p> <p>"That's exactly what we're trying to accomplish," said Sara Malzacher, co-chair for the second-annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.</p> <p>The event, which benefits breast cancer research, will be Sept. 29 at the Health and Sports Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.</p> <p>"We want to…</p></div>HPL UNKFri, 16 Nov 2012 08:17:02 -0500 gets Kenwood kids off to good start; goal is one every day for learning<div class="content"><p>KEARNEY - Kenwood Elementary School students fueled up for play with an oatmeal breakfast Wednesday morning.</p> <p>"We're encouraging kids to eat breakfast, especially a healthy breakfast, before they come to school each morning," said school nurse Julene Lesher. "A healthy breakfast starts their day off right, gets their body and their mind ready for…</p></div>HPL UNKFri, 16 Nov 2012 08:13:15 -0500 people, real inspiration<div><p>The family that exercises together thrives together. Jen McBride knows firsthand.</p> <p>She, her husband and two of her kids enrolled in Building Healthy Families, a 12-week program that targets childhood obesity by involving mom, dad and siblings, too.</p> <p>The McBrides, of Kearney, and 11 other families attended weekly meetings to set reachable goals…</p></div>HPL UNKTue, 04 Oct 2011 12:28:04 -0400 Fitness Day to teach students importance of nutrition, physical activity<div><p>KEARNEY - The eighth-annual Nebraska Kids Fitness and Nutrition Day will bring approximately 700 fourth-graders from area communities to the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus Sept. 16, according to Kate Heelan, event cofounder and director of the UNK Human Performance Laboratory.</p> <p>Activities will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Foster Field,…</p></div>HPL UNKTue, 06 Sep 2011 15:02:41 -0400 help of grant, new programs, KPS seeing student obesity drop<div><p>KEARNEY - Kearney Public Schools is seeing progress after giving schools healthy makeovers.</p> <p> Over the last five years, KPS has seen a 13 percent decrease in student obesity.</p> <p>"We've had some good progress and good results," said Physical Education Program grant coordinator Cari Franzen. "The district as a whole, I would say, has made some small…</p></div>HPL UNKMon, 18 Jul 2011 16:00:22 -0400