Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living Blog


  • Dance Waterloo launches SEL family dance education program

    Dance Waterloo launches SEL family dance education program

    May 16, 2018

    Storybook Dance Making is Dance Waterloo’s family dance education program that aims to inspire creativity, imagination and growth through creative dance in families with children.

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  • Pearson Ranch Middle School launches SEL garden program

    Pearson Ranch Middle School launches SEL garden program

    May 9, 2018

    Pearson Ranch Middle School implemented a school-wide garden program that provides students a platform to practice responsibility and track their hard work in a practical way.

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  • Ridgetop Elementary and Creative Action launch SEL Super Spring Fest

    Ridgetop Elementary and Creative Action launch SEL Super Spring Fest

    May 2, 2018

    Ridgetop Elementary in partnership with Creative Action plans to throw their first annual SEL Super Spring Fest in May.

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  • Food Challenge: Eliminate Waste

    Food Challenge: Eliminate Waste

    March 29, 2018

    Our third challenge asked participants to reduce waste by starting a compost pit with any biodegradable food scraps. We also asked them to recycle paper and plastic by using reusable kitchenware and canvas grocery bags.

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  • Food Challenge: Meal Prepping

    Food Challenge: Meal Prepping

    March 22, 2018

    For our second challenge we asked participants to plan ahead and meal prep for the week. We asked them to start with checking what food they already had and buying only what they needed. Then they could prep all their meals for the week using reusable containers.

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  • Food Challenge: Re-Use and Store

    Food Challenge: Re-Use and Store

    March 15, 2018

    This challenge encourages the cleaning out of your fridge and pantry by making a list of what you have, reorganizing it, reusing any leftovers and freezing food for later use.

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  • American Heart Month: Hearty Hot Sauce

    American Heart Month: Hearty Hot Sauce

    February 28, 2018

    February was American Heart Month, teaching people how to make healthier choices for a healthy heart. Making changes, even small ones, to your diet and exercise routine can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, of which 2,300 Americans die from every day.

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  • Parents: What Should You Know About E-Cigarettes?

    Parents: What Should You Know About E-Cigarettes?

    January 30, 2018

    Smoking is still rampant among many teenagers across America, except most products are now delivered by an electronic system also known as e-cigarettes.

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  • Make a Healthy Choice: Nutrition Labels

    Make a Healthy Choice: Nutrition Labels

    January 17, 2018

    In the past, if you walked into a grocery store looking for peanut butter, you’d grab the one brand of peanut butter they had and check out. Now when you walk into a grocery store there are at least five different types of peanut butter, not to mention all of the alternative nut butters.

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  • Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick

    January 9, 2018

    New Year’s Eve comes with all the hope and promise of a new year. It’s a time to reflect on the past and optimistically make plans for the future. While most Americans make resolutions every year, 80% of resolutions will be forgotten or left behind by February.

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