Food Day 2013 at SAS

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  “Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food and a grassroots campaign for better food policies. It builds all year long and culminates on October 24.” Here at the Shanghai American School, we’re celebrating with the help of our friends Kimberly and Chiara from Sprout Lifestyle. Over the course of three

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Positive tobacco prevention…

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From Healthline, Sept. 2013: Teens Respond Better to Positive Information Than Warnings “Want to Keep Kids from Smoking? Tout Positives, Not Negatives… Overall, researchers found that younger study participants were less likely to take the risks of negative information into account. However, positive learning from good news remained constant for people of all ages.” Positive learning

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The Internet was made for awesome…

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Infographic courtesy of With all of the talk about cyberbullying, it’s important to remember the amazing ways in which kids are using the Internet to effect social change. Advocating, fund raising, collaborating… it’s unreal how globally minded they’ve become. New research tells us that anti-bullying prevention isn’t working, so it’s time to take a different

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Planning a family field trip

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Image: Shanghai Daily In our super-connected world, sometimes we forget to connect with the people we’re closest to… So, for our 8th grade Family Advocacy project, the kids are going to research some ideas for a family field trip here in Shanghai. Then, they’ll come up with their three favorite options, present them to their

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