NBC News launches new Health and Wellness section on Parent Toolkit website

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(PR NewsChannel) / April 10, 2014 / NEW YORK 

NBC News launched a Health & Wellness section on its Parent Toolkit (http://www.parenttoolkit.com/) website, a one-stop online resource for parents navigating their children’s development in the classroom and beyond. Produced by NBC News’ Education Nation and sponsored by Pearson, the new section contains essential exercise and nutrition information, broken down by grade level. The Parent Toolkit was featured this morning on ‘TODAY.’ To view the segment, visit TODAY.com (http://www.today.com/video/today/54907358).

Building on research that links physical activity, healthful eating and adequate sleep to improved academic performance, the Health & Wellness section contains grade-by-grade physical activity, sleep, and nutrition tips based on national standards. Experts in the fields of pediatrics, nutrition, sleep, exercise, obesity prevention, and hygiene contributed to the digital initiative. The section also features recommendations from the United States Department of Agriculture, the American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. America’s Promise Alliance, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising graduation rates, is a Knowledge Partner of the Parent Toolkit.

Using the Toolkit, parents can also access academic benchmarks and tips for pre-k through high school. A Social & Emotional Development section will launch later this year. In addition to these online resources, parents can join the conversation online using #ParentToolkit.

The Parent Toolkit was recently awarded AAPC’s 2014 Silver Pollie Award for Best Website in the Public Affairs Division, and has been selected as a Nominee for The 18th Annual Webby Awards in the Family/Parenting category.

About NBC News
NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, TODAY, Meet the Press and Dateline, as well as primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, along with the well-established NBC News Radio with 750 stations nationwide, provide continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates Peacock Productions, an award-winning in-house production company, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service. NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation.

About Pearson
Pearson partners with educators in more than 70 countries to help people make progress in their lives through learning. Drawing on our deep experience, innovative technologies, and world-class research, our educational products and services tackle the toughest challenges to improve achievement and expand access for learners of every age. For more information, visit www.pearson.com.

For inquiries regarding Pearson, please contact .

About America¹s Promise Alliance
America’s Promise Alliance is the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. We bring together more than 400 national organizations representing nonprofit groups, businesses, communities, educators and policymakers. Through our GradNation campaign, we mobilize Americans to end the high school dropout crisis and prepare young people for college and the 21st century workforce. Building on the legacy of our founding chairman General Colin Powell, America¹s Promise believes the success of young people is grounded in the Five Promises Caring Adults, Safe Places, A Healthy Start, Effective Education, and Opportunities to Help Others. For more information, visit AmericasPromise.org.

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