On The Road To Better Health: How one parent is working to build healthier habits at school and at home

On The Road To Better Health: How one parent is working to build healthier habits at school and at home

LaTasha Flake (“Mama LaTasha”) always serves you with an infectious smile. It’s her way, really. A bubble of energy, care, attention and fun. As a morning and afternoon bus monitor, she helps make sure students at Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology are getting healthier choices in their meals. When it was announced Timbuktu would […]

Try it Tuesdays: How schools are helping our kids develop healthier habits

Try it Tuesdays: How schools are helping our kids develop healthier habits

Anita Vasudevan gives lessons on pomegranates or teaches third graders at Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology in Detroit how to make sushi. It’s all part of “Try it Tuesday,” a monthly opportunity for students to sample healthy foods. So far, they’ve tasted pomegranates and sushi, hence the lessons. Vasudevan, a FoodCorps service member, serves […]

Students at Timbuktu Academy learn how to build a healthy community

Students at Timbuktu Academy learn how to build a healthy community

Becky Burton (Aka Mama Bey), a 3rd grade teacher with Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology, witnesses some pretty unhealthy student behavior daily. What bothers her most is seeing kids dropped off in the early morning with a “breakfast” of hot chips and a liter pop. It happens frequently. Children walk in with Red 40 […]