Remember when we only worried about the common cold? Writer Katie D’Souza presents some ideas of how to keep kids in optimal health as they go back to school. “Did you know that one teaspoon of sugar (the amount that’s in an oatmeal cookie or a single chocolate mint) can lower immunity for up to five hours?” Health Matters—Back-to-School Illness, September 21, 2012.
Back to Nature schoolyards. Zoe Dalton presents the case for student-focussed schoolground naturalization projects. “What better way to tighten a community’s ties than to bring to fruition a child’s description of paradise – plants, sand and flowers, a pond and a river by the school?” Nature Notes—From the Backyard to the Biosphere; Schoolgrounds for the Future, September 4, 2002.