Podcast: Teens Get Healthy: At School!

healthcorps, childhood obesity, healthy foodHealthCorps at Benson High School helps teens get healthy in partnership with teachers, students, and ultimately families. Don’t you wish your teen came home and insisted you two go to the gym together? Well here is our continuing conversation with HealthCorps, which is one of those programs working with teens across the country in high schools to build mental resilience, fitness and good nutrition habits.

Today, we speak with student Maya Brown, her mother Myrsa, and Physical Education teacher, Katie Meyer about, their experience of working with HealthCorps at Benson High School, in Portland, Oregon. They exemplify the tremendous impact that focusing on health and wellness education can have on students, teachers, schools and people’s lives.

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Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been in the field of Asian medicine for the past 30 years, teaching, speaking and working with thousands of people to give them the resources, skills and tools they seek to improve the quality of their health and lives. Ellen is the author of the well respected book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health. She is on faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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